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Test Name: DHEA Sulfate

Test Code(s): DHEAS / XDHEAS

CPT Code(s): 82627

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Next working day.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)
Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 2 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.15 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge.  If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial.  Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Stability: Ambient: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 2 months


Interpretation

Reference Interval:
   Male  Female
 Age  mcg/dL  mcg/dL
 0-30 days  9-316 15-261
 31 days - 6 months  3-58  0-74
 7-11 months  0-26  2-26
 1-3 years  0-15  0-22
 4-6 years  0-27  0-34
 7-9 years  0-60  0-74
 10-12 years  5-137  3-111
 13-15 years  3-188  4-171
 16-18 years  26-189  10-237
 19-29 years  140-640  65-380
 30-49 years  95-530  32-270
 50 years and up  28-310  13-200
     
     

                                       

Test Limitations:

Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based protein products.

DHES DHEA-S  DHEA-Sulfate  Dehydroepiandrosterone

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