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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

DEOXYCORTICOSTERONE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

DOC

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

82633 – Deoxycorticosterone,-11

Test Includes:

N/A

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry – Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc. (ESL Test: 500124)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 - 7 days, test is set up Monday - Thursday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top (plain, no gel) tube

Draw Volume:

9 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) serum

Note: Submission of the minimum volume does not permit repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within 1 hour of draw. Aliquot serum into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Premature Infants: 26 - 28 weeks, day 4:

20 - 105 ng/dL

Premature Infants: 34 – 36 weeks, day 4:

28 – 78 ng/dL

Newborns: Levels are markedly elevated at birth and decrease rapidly during the first week to the range found in older infants.

Infants (1 - 12 months):

7 - 49 ng/dL

Prepubertal Children (2 - 10 years):

2 - 34 ng/dL

Pubertal Children and Adults:

8:00 a.m.: 2 –1 9 ng/dL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Radioimmunoassay (RIA) after High-Performance Liquid Chromatograghy (HPLC)

References:

Esoterix, Inc. “Expected Value and S.I. Unit Conversion Table” Fifth Edition, 2003

Esoterix, Inc. Web Page www.esoterix.com July 2012



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