Specimen Requirements


Estrogens, Total

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST/1.0 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send.


Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)


Room temp: 4 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 60 days

Reference Range

The reference range is determined by the performing laboratory and will show on the report.


2-5 days set up Sunday-Friday

Clinical Use

Evaluate for ovarian estrogen producing tumor in the premenarcheal and postmenopausal female; evaluate estrogen excess in males. Estrogen analysis may be helpful in establishing time of ovulation and optimal time for conception. Serial samples must be collected over several days to evaluate baseline and peak total estrogen levels.

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