Specimen Requirements

Title

GONADOTROPIN RELEASING HORMONE

Specimen Requirement

Patient preparation: patient should not be on any steroid, ACTH, gonadotropin or estrogen medications, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection.

Collect SST or red top, allow to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send 3.0 mL serum (minimum 1.0 mL).

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 90 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

11-13 days, Performed: Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

Test Code

GRH