Estrogens, Total, Immunoassay

Cleveland Heartlab E, Test


CPT Code: 82672
Order Code: C1474
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.6 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)



  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. Do not shake.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Transport: Store serum refrigerated at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.

Note: The total estrogens assay is not recommended for use in prepubertal children.


Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
14 days
Frozen (-20°C):
60 days

Causes for Rejection:  Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; gross hemolysis; icteric

Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Turn Around Time: 5 to 7 days

Reference Range:

Adult FemaleReference Range/Units
Follicular Phase51-601 pg/mL
Luteal Phase87-1194 pg/mL
Postmenopausal≤ 214 pg/mL
Reference Range/Units
Adult Male≤ 404 pg/mL

Clinical Significance: Estrogens are secreted by the gonads, adrenal glands, and placenta. Total estrogens provide an overall picture of estrogen status for men and women.

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