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Test Code DHS04 Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-SO4)

Important Note

This test may be affected by biotin interference. Patients on high dose biotin (5mg/day or more) should not have samples drawn until at least 24 hours after the last biotin administration.

Specimen Type

Serum

Container/Tube

Red Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated (2 – 8˚C)

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Fee Code

43211

Stability: Room Temp

n/a

Stability: Refrigerated

2 days

Stability: Frozen

2 months

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Test Usage

Measurement of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-SO4, DHEAS),
an adrenal steroid, is important to investigations of abnormal hair
growth (hirsutism) and balding (alopecia) in women. It is also of
value in the assessment of adrenarche and delayed puberty.

DHEA-SO4 levels are also measured as part of both the
corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation pediatric test
and the adenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation pediatric
test to evaluate Cushing’s syndrome and adrenal
insufficiency.

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25˚C)

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

CPT

82627

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Reference Values

























Age

Female
(mcg/dL)

Male
(mcg/dL)

7 – 8 days


73 – 367



91 – 376

1 – 7 years


<45



<45

20 – 29 years


65 – 380



280 – 640

30 – 39 years


45 – 270



120 – 520

40 – 49 years


32 – 240



95 – 530

50 – 59 years


26 – 200



70 – 310

60 – 70 years


13 – 130



42 – 290

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

Synonyms

N/A

Test Limitations

N/A

Critical Results

N/A

Additional Information

N/A

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A