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5 mL blood in plain or lithium heparin tube.
The specimen should be separated and frozen promptly.
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Tumour marker for granulosa cell tumours and mucinous ovarian tumours; monitoring levels after surgery to detect recurrence.
The test should not be used to screen for the presence of these tumours.
Levels must be interpreted with reference to gender and to the stage of the menstrual cycle or menopausal state.
Robertson DM et al. Mol Cell Endocrinol 2002; 191(1): 97-103.