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Alpha Sub Unit (of Pituitary Glycoprotein)

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic

ASU

Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube 

1.0 mL serum

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Transport frozen specimen to DSC on ice in a separate bag with a copy of the requisition. 

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Transport frozen specimen to DSC on dry ice in a separate bag with a copy of the requisition.

DSC:
Place specimens in freezer upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency 14 days
Alternate Name(s) A-Glycoprotein Subunits; Alpha Chain Glycoprotein Sub U; Alpha Glycoprotein Subunit; Glycoprotein Subunit
Reference Interval