6141: ANDROSTENEDIONE LCMS
- Plain Red Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum
Turn Around Time
- 1 mL SERUM from a RED TOP (do not use SST)
- 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.
- AMB: 7 days RF: 7 days FR: 4 yrs