Test Details

Mnemonic

DHEA

Ordering Code

3700510

CPT-4 Code(s)

82626

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Overnight fasting is preferred.

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 0.5 mL serum refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma (Frozen): Lavender or Dark blue EDTA, Sodium heparin or Green lithium heparin

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Serum separator tube (SST), gross hemolysis

Stability

Serum
Room temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 90 days

Plasma
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 90 days

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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