Lab Test

Hirsutism Test Group

Test Codes

ARUP: 2001763, EPIC: LAB6272, Beaker: XHIRS

Department

Send Outs

Instructions

This profile includes: Androstenedione, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S), Free Testosterone, Total Testosterone, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG).

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): Two Gold-top SST tubes.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.5 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 1.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below).

Transport: 2.5 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 1.5 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 48 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 60 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Tuesday – Friday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay/Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

CPT Codes

82157, 82627, 84403, 84270

Contacts

Last Updated

4/10/2021

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