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Test Code Factrel Factrel Stimulation

Clinical System Name

Factrel Stimulation

Description

LH and FSH at 0, 20, 40 minutes post LHRH factrel

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Red

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Collect specimens for LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) at 0, 20, 40 minutes post LHRH factrel. Label specimens and requisitions with time of collection. Specify age and sex of patient. 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gross lipemia

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. Serum/plasma should be removed from separator for storage.

 

Off-site collection: Collect specimens for LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) at 0, 20, 40 minutes post LHRH factrel. Label specimens and requisitions with time of collection. On requisition, specify age and sex of patient. Spin blood. Transfer serum/plasma to plastic aliquot container. Refrigerate.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum/plasma Refrigerated 48 h
separated serum/plasma Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 5 d
  Frozen -20 C 4 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-F, day shift 1-4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

See individual LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) tests for baseline reference values.

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescence by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 0.250 mL serum/plasma

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results.

CPT Codes

83001 and 83002