Testosterone, Total, MS : 15983

Test Code
TESTTO or 15983

CPT Codes

Plain red or green top tube (no gel) (sodium or lithium heparin).

Transport Container
Centrifuge plain red or green top tube and aliquot 0.5 mL (Min: 0.2 mL) serum or plasma into a standard transport tube.   NOTE:  Separator tubes are Unacceptable.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 21 days; Frozen: 21 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Separator gel tube.

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday

Report Available
2 days

Reference Range
By Report

Clinical Significance
Helpful in assessing testicular function in male and managing hirsutism, virilization in females.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.