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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Androstenedione (ANDR)

Test name

Androstenedione (ANDR)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Blood

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection instructions: Ensure both sample and requsition are properly labelled. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Repeated freezing and thawing of samples should be avoided

Rejection Criteria Highly lipemic or hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Separate cells from serum within 2 hours of collection. Samples may be stored for 24 hours at 2-8°C and for up to 1 year at -20°C. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

14 Days (Batched)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Male:

2.0 – 8.0 nmol/L

Female:

Menstruating 2.8 – 8.0 nmol/L

Menopausal 1.0 – 2.8 nmol/L

Test Code

ANDR

Methodology

Competitive RIA (Radioimmunoassay)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019