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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

DHEA

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

DHEA

Synonyms:

Dehydroepiandrosterone

CPT Codes:

82626 – Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Test Includes:

DHEA level reported in ng/dL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc. (Lab Corp Test: 500116)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

5 - 8 days, test set up Monday - Thursday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.9 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.3 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 collection. Remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Premature Infants:

26 - 31 weeks:

82 – 1484 ng/dL

32 - 35 weeks:

56 – 1853 ng/dL

Full-Term Infants:

2 – 7 days:

41 – 1292 ng/dL

8 days – 5 months:

<948 ng/dL

6 – 12 months

<136 ng/dL

Pubertal Children and Adults:

1 – 5 years:

<68 ng/dL

6 – 7 years:

<111 ng/mL

8 – 10 years:

<186 ng/mL

11 – 12 years:

<202 ng/mL

13 – 14 years:

<319 ng/mL

15 – 16 years:

39 – 481 ng/mL

17 – 19 years:

40 – 491 ng/mL

20 – 49 years:

31 – 701 ng/mL

>= 50 years:

21 – 402 ng/dL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

HPLC Tandem Mass Spectrometry

References:

Esoterix, Inc. June 2013

Updates:

6/17/13: Updated reference ranges and method



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