Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
FREE ANDROGEN INDEX (FAI) (CALCULATED) - (P)
Test Code: FAI
Clinical Information:
Test performed at: St. Boniface Hospital
 
Serum is also acceptable.
Free Androgen Index  =  Testosterone nmol/L x 100/SHBG nmol/L
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 1.0 mL
Referral:
Serum: 1.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
Female:
≥ 13 y Normal:    < 8.5
≥ 13 y Hirsute:    1.7-20.6
 
Male ≥ 13 y:      14.8-94.8
Availability:
Specific days
See Also:
More Information:
Ship to:  St. Boniface Hospital - Biochemistry Laboratory Rm. L3041
Notes:  When FAI registered,  Testosterone + SHBG will be ordered.  Computer will calculate the Free Androgen Index.  Separate plasma and keep refrigerated up to 7 days at 2 - 8 degrees Celsius.  For longer storage aliquot and freeze (stable at -20 degrees Celsius for 2 months).  Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Li Heparin Plasma Separator Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection
Manufacturer: BD (Becton Dickinson)

Catalogue #: 367962