DHEA (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, Lipemia

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Adult Male (>18 Y): 1.80-12.50 ng/mL
Adult Female (>18Y): 1.30-9.80 ng/mL
Pediatric Ranges
Age   Male (ng/mL)   Female (ng/mL)  
0-1 D   3.20-11.00   4.60-12.00  
1-7 D   0.90-8.0   1.20-9.30  
7-28 D   0.45-5.80   9.00-5.80  
1-12 M   0.09-2.90   0.17-1.70  
Tanner Stage Ranges:
Stage   Male   ng/mL   Female   ng/mL  
1   4.0-9.8 Y   0.25-3.00   4.0-9.2 Y   0.12-2.00  
2   9.8-14.5 Y   0.50-5.80   9.2-13.7 Y   0.60-17.00  
3   10.7-15.4 Y   1.30-6.40   10.0-14.4 Y   1.25-19.00  
4   11.8-16.2 Y   1.90-7.30   10.7-15.6 Y   1.70-17.00  
5   12.8-17.3 Y   2.30-7.30   11.8-18.6 Y   2.20-8.10  

Performed
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeDHEA
CPT-4 Code (s)
82626
LOINC Codes
2193-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory