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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha Subunit (8658)

Methodology

Elecctrochemiluminescence (ELCLIA)


Synonyms

Glycoprotein Alpha Subunit; Alpha Subunit of the Gonadotropin; Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormone Alpha Subunit; Gonadotropin Alpha Subunit; Alpha Subunit of Pituitary

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01470

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Friday

Standard TAT

3-7 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Plasma; Grossly icteric

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum


Included Tests

This test measures the alpha subunit that is common to LH, FSH, TSH and hCG. These hormones are comprised of identical alpha subunits and unique beta subunits that confer biological specificity.


CPT Codes

82397


Revised

12-06-18

Initials

SL