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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 7405

Test Synonym

  • Alpha Subunit, Serum

Minimum Volume

  • 1.0 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum

Primary Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen


  • 10 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1.0 mL SERUM OR EDTA OR HEPARIN PLASMA - SHIP FROZEN (stable only 1 day room temp or refrigerated)

Specimen Retention

  • Transfer the serum/plasma into a plastic transport tube with screw cap. FREEZE immediately and maintained frozen until tested. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.