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Test Compendium

6141: ANDROSTENEDIONE LCMS

Test Code

  • 6141

Test Synonym

  • Androstenedione LC/MS

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Plain Red Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 6 days

CPT Codes

  • 82157
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 mL SERUM from a RED TOP (do not use SST)

Additional Information

  • Red-top tube. DO NOT USE A GEL-BARRIER TUBE. The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the steroid by the gel. Depending on the specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in androstenedione level due to absorption may be clinically significant. Transfer serum into plastic transport tube.

Specimen Stability

  • AMB: 7 days RF: 7 days FR: 4 yrs