DEOXYCORTICOSTERONE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge immediately, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.25 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Moderate to gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia, serum separator tube, Gross icteria.

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Male >=18 years:   <=15 ng/dL  
Female-Phase of Menstrual Cycle
   Mid Follicular   <=18 ng/dL  
   Surge   <=23 ng/dL  
   Mid Luteal   <=19 ng/dL  
   Pediatric 16-17 years   <=35 ng/dL  

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday

Turnaround Time4-10 days
Test CodeDEOXC
CPT-4 Code (s)
82633
LOINC Codes
1656-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory