Specimen Requirements

Title

ESTRONE

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room temp unacceptable; Refrigerated 24 hours; Frozen 2 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-6 days Performed Wed

Clinical Use

Evaluate postmenopausal vaginal bleeding due to peripheral conversion of androgenic steroids. Increased estrone levels may be associated with increased levels of circulating androgens and their subsequent peripheral conversion.

Test Code

EST