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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

11-DESOXYCORTISOL (COUPOUND S)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

DCSS

Synonyms:

Desoxycortisol, 11-Specific Compound S

CPT Codes:

82634 – Deoxycortisol, 11-

Test Includes:

Desoxycortisol, 11-Specific Compound S level reported in ng/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Evaluating adrenogenital syndromes only. Do not use for Metyrapone test.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc (Test# 500132)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 - 4 days – test set up two times per week, Monday, Wednesday or Friday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum

Note: Minimum does not permit repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within 1 hour of collection. Remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship frozen. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Premature Infants:

26-28 weeks, day 4:

110 - 1376 ng/dL

31-35 weeks, day 4:

48 - 579 ng/dL

Full-Term Infants:

3 days:

13 - 147 ng/dL

31 days - 11 months:

<10 - 156 ng/dL

Prepubertal Children:

8:00 a.m.:

20 - 155 ng/dL

Adults:

8:00 a.m.:

12 - 158 ng/dL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

HPLC Tandem Mass Spectrometry

References:

Esoterix, Inc. Web Page www.esoterix.com

Update:

9/29/2009: Method update



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