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 Recent changes for Testosterone (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Testosterone (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
7th July 2021
Alternative names

Total testosterone

Testosterone (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Total testosterone
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:TES
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
SST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Note: For retrospective test requests;

Serum stable for up to 7 days at either 2-8C or frozen (-20C or colder).

Avoid more than one freeze/thaw cycle.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

Reference Interval:

Source- Abbott 2nd Gen Testosterone (REF 2P13, Nov 2012)

Adult Males:      8.0 - 30.0  nmol/L

Adult Females: 0.4 - 2.0  nmol/L

New assay and Reference Interval from 20/6/2013.

Note: Male Reference Interval Revised by Abbott late 2013

 

Studies show testosterone levels in women falling with age. This process starts before the menopause and continues further after the menopause (Yeap et al. JCEM 97: 408-415, 2012). In healthy older men testosterone levels also drop mildly with age (Yeap et al. JCEM 97: 4030-4039, 2012).