Estrogen, Total, Serum (ESTRGT)

Test Code

Quest Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum in gold top tube

Minimum Volume
0.6 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plain red top tube

Note: The stability study demonstrated a sharp decrease after 4 days at room temperature, which increases the risk of rejection if not shipped refrigerated.

The total estrogens assay is not recommended for use in pre-pubertal children.

Transport Container
Gold top or plain red top

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Icteric

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Multiple set up times during day and evening shifts. Sunday-friday

Report Available
4 days

Reference Range
   Follicular Phase51-601 pg/mL
   Luteal Phase87-1194 pg/mL
   Postmenopausal≤214 pg/mL
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.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

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.