Fee Schedule

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Phone:  717-531-8317
Fax:
  717-531-5380

Test Name Specimen Method Reference Range
ACTH EDTA Plasma (2 ml) Immunoradiometric Assay <80 pg/ml
Aldosterone, Blood Serum (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay Normal Sodium Diet:
Upright: 5-30 ng/dl
Supine: 3-16 ng/dl Note: High sodium intake tends to suppress aldosterone while low sodium intake will elevate aldosterone.
Aldosterone, Urine 24 Hr Urine (5 ml aliquot) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay Normal Sodium Diet: 4-20 µ g/24 hr
Low Sodium Diet: 17-44 µ g/24 hr
High Sodium Diet: 1-4 µ g/24 hr
Alkaline Phosphatase (Bone Specific) Serum (2 ml) ELISA 4-20 ng/ml
Androstenedione (Delta-4) Serum (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Male: 0.5-2.0 ng/ml
Female: 0.4-2.4 ng/ml Postmenopausal: 0.48-1.30 ng/ml
Beta-Endorphin EDTA Plasma (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay 15-50 pg/ml
C-Peptide Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassy (double Antibody) 0.8-4.0 ng/ml
Catecholamines Plasma Radioimmunoassay <20-187 pg/ml
Cortisol, Blood Serum (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay AM: 5-25 µ g/dl
PM: 3-15 µ g/dl
Cortisol, Urine 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay 10-80 µ g/24 hr
Creatinine, Blood Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Colorimetric Assay 0.6-1.5 mg/dl
Creatinine, Urine Random or timed Urine Collection Colorimetric Assay 50-250 mg/dl
Cyclic AMP, Urine 24 Hr Urine Collection (15 ml aliquot) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay 1.8-4.5 nmol/dl
Cyclosporine EDTA Whole Blood, Ship refrigerated (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay 50-300 ng/ml
11-Deoxycortisol (Compound S) Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Pre Metyrapone: 0.4-1.4 µ g/dl
Post Metyrapone: 2.4-11 µ g/dl
DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Male: 1500-5500 ng/ml
Female: 1000-3600 ng/ml
DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) Serum (3 ml) Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay Male: 30-150 ng/dl
Female: 10-60 ng/dl
Estrogen Receptor (ER) Tumor Tissue (Frozen, 0.5 g) Cytosol Preparation, Radiobinding Assay ER Positive: >10 fmol/mg protein
Estradiol, Blood Serum (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay (sensitivity 20 pg/ml) Male: 15-40 pg/ml

Female:
Follicular: 10-100 pg/ml
Midcycle: 140-770 pg/ml
Luteal: 190-340 pg/ml
Postmenopausal: 10-40 pg/ml

Estradiol, Blood (Ultra Sensitive) Serum (5 ml) Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay (sensitivity 1 pg/ml) Male: 15-40 pg/ml

Female:
Follicular: 10-100 pg/ml
Midcycle: 140-770 pg/ml
Luteal: 190-340 pg/ml
Postmenopausal: 10-40 pg/ml

Estradiol, Urine (High Sensitivity) 24 Hr Urine Collection (25 ml aliquot) Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay 0.5-2.0 µ g/24 Hr
Estrone, Blood Serum (5 ml) Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay Female:
Follicular: 40-206 pg/ml
Luteal: 58-202 pg/ml
Postmenopausal: 24-78 pg/ml
Estrone, Urine 24 Hr Urine Collection (25 ml Urine aliquot) Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay Female: 0.4-5.0 µ g/24 hr
Estrone Sulfate Serum (5 ml) Hydrolysis, Extraction, Chromatography, Radioimmunoassay 50-600 pg/ml
FSH, Blood (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Serum or Plasma (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Male: <20 mIU/ml

Female:
Follicular: <17 mIU/ml
Luteal: <13 mIU/ml
Midcycle: <15 mIU/ml
Menopausal: >40 mIU/ml

FSH, Urine (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Urine (3 Hr urine collection, 25 ml aliquot) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Male:
Prepubertal: 10-160 mIU/hr
Pubertal: 18-1310 mIU/hr
Adult: 190-1700 mIU/ml

Female:
Prepubertal: 10-160 mIU/ml
Pubertal: 18-1310 mIU/ml
Adult: 120-1490 mIU/ml
Menopausal: >1700 mIU/ml

Glucagon EDTA Plasma (3 mls) with Trasylol added Radioimmunoassay 20-100 pg/ml
Human Growth Hormone Serum (preferred) or Plasma (if necessary) (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Fasting: 2-5 ng/ml Post Arginine: >10 ng/ml
17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHPR) Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Male: 0.3-2.1 ng/ml

Female:
Follicular: 0.1-0.8 ng/ml
Luteal: 0.3-2.9 ng/ml
Pregnancy: 1.2-300 ng/ml
Postmenopausal: 0.1-0.5 ng/ml

Insulin Serum (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay Fasting: 6-26 (U/ml

Post GTT:
30 min: 50-120 (U/ml
60 min: 40-90 (U/ml
120 min: 20-70 (U/ml
180 min: 6-30 (U/ml

Insulin, Free Serum (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay Fasting <20 µ /ml
Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF, Somatomedin-C) Serum (preferred) or Plasma (if necessary) (1 ml) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Male:
2-16 yrs: 65-842 ng/ml
16-40 yrs: 83-378- ng/ml
>40 yrs: 54-329 ng/ml

Female:
2-16 yrs: 61-725 ng/ml
16-40 yrs: 113-450 ng/ml
>40 yrs: 142-389 ng/ml

Interleukin 1ß (IL-1) Serum, Plasma, Urine (1 ml) Cell culture supernatant ELISA Serum/Plasma: <4.0 pg/ml
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) Serum, Plasma, Urine (1 ml) Cell culture supernatant ELISA Serum/Plasma: <50 pg/ml
Interleukin 4 (IL-4) Serum, Plasma, Urine (1 ml) Cell culture medium ELISA Serum/Plasma: <30 pg/ml
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) Serum, Plasma, Urine (1 ml) Cell culture medium ELISA Serum/Plasma: <12.5 pg/ml
Leukotriene B4, Blood (LTB4) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay <100 pg/ml
Leukotriene B4, Urine (LTB4) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay <250 ng/24 Hr
Leukotriene C4, Blood (LTC4) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay <50 pg/ml
Leukotriene C4, Urine (LTC4) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay <50 ng/24 Hr
LH, Blood (Luteinizing Hormone) Serum or Plasma (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Male: <25 mIU/ml

Female:
Follicular: <40 mIU/ml
Luteal: <25 mIU/ml
Menopausal: >20 mIU/ml

LH, Urine (Luteinizing Hormone) Urine (3 Hr urine collection, 25 ml aliquot) Extraction, Radioimmunoassay (Double Antibody) Male:
Prepubertal: 3-97 mIU/hr
Pubertal: 20-1800 mIU/hr
Adult: 550-2500 mIU/hr

Female:
Prepubertal: 3-97 mIU/hr
Pubertal: 20-1800 mIU/hr
Adult: 190-3350 mIU/hr
Menopausal: >910 mIU/ml

Metanephrine Plasma RIA  
N-Telopeptide (NTX) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) ELISA 15-150 µ M/mol Creatinine
Progesterone Serum (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Male: 0.1-0.3 ng/ml

Female:
Prepubertal: 0.1-0.3 ng/ml
Follicular: 0.2-0.9 ng/ml
Luteal: 3.0-36.0 ng/ml
Postmenopausal: 0.1-0.6 ng/ml

Progesterone Receptor (PR) Tumor Tissue (Frozen, 0.5g) Cytosol Preparation, Radiobinding Assay PR Positive: >10 fmol/mg protein
Prolactin Serum (2 ml) Radioimmunoassay Male: <15 ng/ml
Female: <20 ng/ml
Prostaglandin E2, Blood (PGE2) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay 25-200 pg/ml
Prostaglandin E2, Urine (PGE2) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay Male: 400-800 ng/24 hr
Female: 125-600 ng/24 hr
Prostaglandin F1alpha, Blood (6 Keto PGF1alpha) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay <25 pg/ml
Prostaglandin F1alpha, Urine (6 Keto PGF1alpha) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay 155-650 ng/24 hr
Prostaglandin F2alpha, Blood (PGF2alpha) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay 30-200 pg/ml
Prostaglandin F2alpha, Urine (PGF2alpha) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay 400-800 ng/24 hr
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Serum (1 ml) Immunoassay <4.0 ng/ml
PTH, Intact Molecule Serum or Plasma (2 ml) Immunoradiometric Assay 13-54 pg/ml
Pyridinium Collagen Crosslinks, Urine (Pyridinoline and Deoxypyridinoline) 24 Hr Urine, Collected in a dark container (25 ml aliquot) High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Adult Males:
PYD=15-45 µ M/mol Creatinine
DPD=5-25 µ M/mol Creatinine
Adult Females:
PYD=25-60 µ M/mol Creatinine
DPD=5-20 µ M/mol Creatinine
Renin Activity (Angiotensin I) EDTA Plasma Radioimmunoassay Normal Salt Intake: 2.4-5.0 ng/ml/hr
Low Salt Intake: 3.7-8.7 ng/ml/hr
High Salt Intake: 0.1-1.7 ng/ml/hr
SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Serum (1 ml) Immunoradiometric Assay Male: 10-70 nmol/L
Female: 20-120 nmol/L
T3, Total (Triiodothyronine) Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay 80-210 ng/dl
T3, Free Serum (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay 260-480 pg/dl
T3, Uptake Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay 25-35 %
T4, Total (Thyroxine) Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay 4.5-12.5 µ g/dl
Testosterone, Blood Serum or Plasma (1 ml) Radioimmunoassay Adult Males: 250-900 ng/dl
Adult Females: 20-80 ng/dl
Testosterone, Free and Weakly Bound (Bioavailable T) Serum or Plasma (3 ml) Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation Males: 20-65 %, 110-360 ng/dl
Females: 5-25 %, 1-15 ng/dl
Testosterone, Urine 24 Hr Urine Collection Hydrolysis, Radioimmunoassay Female: <50 µ g/24Hr
Thromboxane, Blood (TXB2) EDTA Plasma (3 ml) Radioimmunoassay <125 pg/ml
Thromboxane, Urine (TXB2) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Radioimmunoassay <300 ng/24 hr
Thromboxane, 11-dihydro, Blood (11-dihydro TXB2) Plasma, Serum (3 ml) Enzyme-immunoassay <100 pg/ml
Thromboxane, 11-dihydro, Urine (11-dihydro TXB2) 24 Hr Urine (25 ml aliquot) Enzyme-immunoassay
Tumor Necrosis Factor, (TNF) Serum, Plasma, Urine (1 ml) Cell culture Supernatant ELISA Serum/Plasma: <16pg/ml
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Serum (2 ml) Immunoradiometric Assay 0.4-4.0 µ IU/ml