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    Test:  LEPTIN : Serum (fasting specimen)
    
Last reviewed: 4/03/2019
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General
PathNet Code: Leptin 
Reference Interval:
Adult male 2.0 - 5.6 ng/mL
Adult female 3.7 - 11.1 ng/mL 
Specimen Required: 5 mL clotted blood
 
Central Sydney Container: Gold Top Tube 
Min. Specimen Amount 0.5 mL serum 
Transport Requirement: Spin blood and send serum/ plasma frozen. 
Laboratory Storage: Frozen serum 
General Notes: Lifestyle marker. Measure fasting leptin, insulin and glucose in the one serum sample. 
Test Frequency: Once a week 
Method: Radio Immuno Assay (RIA) 
Brief Clinical Notes: Leptin is secreted by adipocytes (fat cells)
 
Disease(s): OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT   
References:  
Test Group(s): DIABETES AND METABOLISM   
Medicare Details: Schedule # :  Click for details.  Full Fee Cost:
 
85% Cost:
 
75% Cost:
 
Non-Medicare-Refundable Testing: $30.70
Contract Billing:   Contract pricing can be negotiated for this test. For more details...  Click Here.  
Testing Lab
   Julie  Sherfan
 
Chemical Pathology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - NSW
Missenden Rd
Camperdown  NSW  2050 
Australia
Results Ph:  (02) 9515 8022
Scientist Ph:  (02) 9515 6352
Fax:   (02) 9515 7640
Email:  julie.sherfan@health.nsw.gov.au

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