Ordering Recommendation

Laboratory reference method for determining free testosterone in men. Free testosterone is generally adequate for most evaluations of suspected hypogonadism.

Mnemonic
FREE T TMS
Methodology

Quantitative Equilibrium Dialysis/High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun, Wed-Sat

Reported

1-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Collect between 6-10 a.m.

Collect

Serum separator tube or green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum or plasma. (Min: 0.4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

EDTA plasma.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Interval
Male Free Testosterone, pg/mL
18 years and older: 47-244 pg/mL

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84402

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2003247 Testos Free Adult Male ED/LC-MS/MS 2991-8
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Aliases
  • Direct Dialysis (Testosterone, Free, Adult Males by ED/LC-MS/MS)
Testosterone, Free, Adult Males by ED/LC-MS/MS