|Description||Useful for diagnosing and treating disorders of the ovaries or placenta; detecting if ovulation has occurred; monitoring some patients with adrenal and testicular tumors.
No sample should be collected on patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. biotin therapy for Multiple Sclerosis or oncology patients; skin, hair and nail supplements, or multivitamins containing > 5 mg/day) until at least 12 hours after the last biotin administration. If unsure, or if the clinical picture does not fit the results please contact the laboratory . We have methods to check for biotin interference as well as for any other interferences and for the accuracy of the results.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Healthy women:
Follicular phase: 0.06 - 0.89 ng/mL
Healthy pregnant women:
Healthy men: < 0.05 - 0.15 ng/mL
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|