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Test ID: INHA    
Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, Serum

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Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The instrument used is a Beckman Coulter Unicel DXI 800. The Access Inhibin A assay is a sequential 2-step immunoenzymatic ("sandwich'') assay. Sample is added to a reaction vessel and incubated with paramagnetic particles coupled with anti-inhibin A monoclonal antibody. Excess sample and reagents are removed and anti-inhibin A monoclonal antibody-alkaline phosphatase conjugate is then added to a reaction mixture. After incubation, unbound materials are washed away. Antibody-analyte complex is detected by addition of the chemiluminescent substrate Lumi-Phos* 530. The light production is directly proportional to the concentration of inhibin A in the sample.(Package insert: Beckman Coulter Inc, Fullerton, CA, 2010)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day/same day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 months

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester