DEXAMETHASONE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 1 hour and send 3.0 mL serum (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top
Plasma: EDTA or heparin (sodium or lithium)

Methodology
HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 6 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time10-14 days
Test CodeDEXAM
CPT-4 Code (s)
82542
LOINC Codes
14062-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory