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ID:139 Oestradiol
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DescriptionOestradiol is useful in the differential diagnosis of disorders of puberty. It is of little use in the management of the menopause. Oestradiol assays suffer from interference by a number of oestrogen like molecules. If oestradiol results cannot be explained, contact the laboratory for details of organic extraction assay (sensitive oestradiol).
IndicationOvarian function, post menopausal bleed, precocious breast development, gynocomastia, oestrogen producing tumours.
Additional InfoA low oestradiol with raised gonadotrophins (particularly FSH) is indicative of primary ovarian failure or the menopause. PLEASE NOTE: TEST CAN ONLY BE ADDED TO A SAMPLE WITHIN 8 HOURS OF COLLECTION
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)<150
Ref. Range (Female)200 - 2000 pre - menopause
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesMales <150 pmol/L. Females pre-menopausal 200 - 2000 pmol/L, post-menopausal <150 pmol/L. Prepubertal <30 pmol/l
Unitspmol/L
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Turnround CommentMinimum re-test interval = 7 days

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:51:34. Published By S.BENNETT on 21/06/2016 11:51:34.