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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ESTROGENS, TOTAL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

ESG

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

82672 – Estrogens; total

Test Includes:

This test is specific for estrone and estradiol and does not measure estriol.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc (ESL Test: 500148)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 - 6 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) serum

Note: Minimum amount does not allow for repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot within 1 hour of draw. Place serum aliquot in a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial and freeze. Store and ship frozen. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Newborns:

Markedly elevated at birth and falls rapidly during the first week to <25 pg/mL by seven days.

30 Days – 11 Months:

Male: Levels increase to 10 – 40 pg/mL between 30 to 60 days, then decline to <25 pg/mL by 12 months.

Female: Levels increase to 10 – 60 pg/mL between 30 to 60 days, then decline to <25 pg/mL by 12 months.

Prepubertal Children (1 - 10 years, Males), (1-9 years, Females)

<25 pg/mL

 

Male

Female

Tanner Stage

Age (years)

Estrogens (pg/mL)

Age (years)

Estrogens (pg/mL)

1

<9.8

10 - 38

<9.2

10 - 46

2

9.8 - 14.5

17 - 45

9.2 - 13.7

22 - 63

3

10.7 - 15.4

22 - 55

10.0 - 14.4

24 - 110

4

11.8 - 16.2

27 - 80

10.7 – 15.6

40 - 180

5

12.8 - 17.3

25 - 80

11.8 - 18.6

60 - 280

Adults:

Males:

20 - 80 pg/mL

Females:

Follicular: 60 - 200 pg/mL

Luteal: 160 - 400 pg/mL

Postmenopausal: <50 pg/mL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

This test does not include the measurement of estriol.

Methodology:

Radioimmunoassay (RIA) After Selective Solvent Extraction

References:

Esoterix, Inc. Web Page October 2014

Esoterix, Inc. "Expected Value & S.I. Unit Conversion Table" Fifth Edition

Updates:

3/8/2010: Reference range units changed from ng/dL to pg/mL. Ranges have been adjusted by a factor of 10.



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