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Test ID BLOD1085 Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, Serum

Reporting Name

Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, S

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of patients with granulosa cell tumors of the ovary when used in combination with inhibin B


Monitoring of patients with granulosa cell tumors and epithelial mucinous-type tumors of the ovary known to secrete inhibin A

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Advisory Information

For the initial evaluation of patients suspected of having a granulosa cell tumor of the ovary, order INHAB / Inhibin A and B, Tumor Marker, Serum. If the results of the profile show that either inhibin A or B are elevated, consider monitoring the patient with the individual tests, INHA / Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, Serum or INHB / Inhibin B, Serum.

Specimen Required


Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  90 days

Reference Values

Males: <2.0 pg/mL


<11 years: <4.7 pg/mL

11-17 years: <97.5 pg/mL

Premenopausal: <97.5 pg/mL

Postmenopausal: <2.1 pg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

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

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

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
INHA Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, S 23883-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
INHA Inhibin A, Tumor Marker, S 23883-2

Analytic Time

1 day/same day

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK





Method Name

Sequential 2-Step Immunoenzymatic Assay