Estrogens, Total

Sunquest Code:ESTT  
Methodology:Extraction, radioimmunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4 days,

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel), Yellow (ACD, Solution B) tube available from laboratory)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature, or frozen.
Stability:Quest Diagnostics/Nichols 33608 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:439


Reference Range:

Adult Female:


Early follicular

70-400 pg/mL

Late follicular

100-900 pg/mL


70-700 pg/mL

Post menopausal

0-130 pg/mL

Adult Male:

0-130 pg/mL

Reference ranges are not established for patients under 18 years of age.


Use:Evaluation for ovarian estrogen producing tumor in the premenarcheal and postmenopausal female; evaluation of estrogen excess in males.

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