Collect SST, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send 1.0 mL serum.
Alternate sample: Red top or green lithium heparin
Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample. This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R).
Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days
This estradiol assay is designed for the investigation of fertility of women of reproductive age and for the support of in vitro fertilization.