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Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones (INACTIVE as of 05/21/12:  Refer to 2006289)
0092526
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
ALPHASUB
Methodology
Quantitative Immunoradiometry
Performed
Wed
Reported
1-8 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
Serum separator tube or plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: EDTA or heparin plasma. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 4 weeks 
Reference Interval
Adult Male: 0.0-0.6 ng/mL
Adult Female: Premenopausal 0.0-1.5 ng/mL; Postmenopausal 0.9-3.3 ng/mL
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement D: 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)
83519
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0092527Alpha Subunit14170-5
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Aliases
  • Alpha Glycoprotein Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Alpha Subunit, HCG (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Alpha-HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Alpha-PGH (Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormone) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Alpha-Subunit of Pit Glycoprotein (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • CG (Chorionic Gonadotropin) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin (CG) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropins, Alpha-Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Free Alpha-Glycoprotein Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Glycoprotein Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Gonadotropins, Chorionic (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropins) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • HCG, Alpha Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Hormone, Alpha-Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropins (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • PGH (Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormone) (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Pituitary Glycoprotein Alpha Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Pituitary Gonadotropins, Alpha-Subunit (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)
  • Soft-APGH (Alpha Subunit of Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones)