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Testosterone, Females or Children
0081058
Ordering Recommendation

Use in conjunction with free testosterone in the evaluation of suspected hyperandrogenemia in women and children.

Mnemonic
TESTOS MAS
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect between 6-10 a.m.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA plasma.  
Remarks
This test is suggested for women and children due to an improved sensitivity of testosterone by LC-MS/MS.  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Effective August 19, 2013
Age
Female
Male
Premature (26-28 weeks)5-16 ng/dL59-125 ng/dL
Premature (31-35 weeks)5-22 ng/dL37-198 ng/dL
Newborn20-64 ng/dL75-400 ng/dL
1-5 monthsLess than 20 ng/dL14-363 ng/dL
6-24 monthsLess than 9 ng/dLLess than 37 ng/dL
2-3 yearsLess than 20 ng/dLLess than 15 ng/dL
4-5 yearsLess than 30 ng/dLLess than 19 ng/dL
6-7 yearsLess than 7 ng/dLLess than 13 ng/dL
8-9 years1-11ng/dL2-8 ng/dL
10-11 years3-32 ng/dL2-165 ng/dL
12-13 years6-50 ng/dL3-619 ng/dL
14-15 years6-52 ng/dL31-733 ng/dL
16-17 years9-58 ng/dL158-826 ng/dL
18-39 years9-55 ng/dL300-1080 ng/dL
40-59 years9-55 ng/dL300-890 ng/dL
60 years and older5-32 ng/dL300-720 ng/dL
Premenopausal (Greater than 18 years)9-55 ng/dLDoes Not Apply
Postmenopausal5-32 ng/dLDoes Not Apply
Tanner Stage I2-17 ng/dL2-15 ng/dL
Tanner Stage II5-40 ng/dL3-303 ng/dL
Tanner Stage III10-63 ng/dL10-851 ng/dL
Tanner Stage IV-V11-62 ng/dL162-847 ng/dL

Interpretive Data
Total testosterone values may not reflect optimal concentrations in all individuals. Free or bioavailable testosterone measurements may provide supportive information.


Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Note
CPT Code(s)
84403
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0081058Testosterone, LC-MS/MS2986-8
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Aliases
  • Total Testosterone