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Test Code 2611 Testosterone, Total

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Chemiluminescent Immunometric Assay

Literature References:

1. Package insert: Testosterone 2nd generation. Abbott 9/10/2012

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top Separator gel tube is acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Full tube


Additional Information:

1. Patient’s age and sex are required.

2. This assay is sensitive to 5 ng/dL.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available

Routine: results available the day of testing

Reference Values

Males: 241-827 ng/dL
Females: 14-76 ng/dL

Literature Reference:

Normal ranges are based on Abbott package insert. 

Package insert: Testosterone 2nd generation. Abbott 9/10/2012

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Alternate Tube(s):

1 EDTA purple top tube
Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core Lab. Processed and aliquoted by Cobas 8100 automated line for delivery to the Abbott Architect. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Testosterone, Total, Plasma 2986-8