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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Alpha Subunit
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
ASU
Test information
Used for the detection and monitoring of functionless pituitary tumours.
Pre-analytical
Pregnancy: there is 0.1% cross reactivity with hCG
Reference range
Adult <1 IU/L Menoapuse and mis-cycle <3 IU/L
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
Minimum volume
500 uL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Page last updated: 16 July 2019