Dehydroepiandrosterone
Label Mnemonic: DHEA
Epic Lab Code: LAB522
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Collect specimen between 6-10 a.m.
PST plasma is also acceptable.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
1 mL serum
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Age Female Male Premature Less than 40 ng/mL Less than 40 ng/mL 0-1 day Less than 11 ng/mL Less than 11 ng/mL 2-6 days Less than 8.7 ng/mL Less than 8.7 ng/mL 7 days-1 month Less than 5.8 ng/mL Less than 5.8 ng/mL 1-5 months Less than 2.9 ng/mL Less than 2.9 ng/mL 6-24 months Less than 1.9 9 ng/m Less than 2.5 ng/mL 2-3 years Less than 0.85 ng/mL Less than 0.63 ng/mL 4-5 years Less than 1.03 ng/mL Less than 0.95 ng/mL 6-7 years Less than 1.79 ng/mL 0.06-1.93 ng/mL 8-9 years 0.14-2.35 ng/mL 0.10-2.08 ng/mL 10-11 years 0.43-3.78 ng/mL 0.32-3.08 ng/mL 12-13 years 0.89-6.21 ng/mL 0.57-4.10 ng/mL 14-15 years 1.22-7.01 ng/mL 0.93-6.04 ng/mL 16-17 years 1.42-9.00 ng/mL 1.17-6.52 ng/mL 18-39 years 1.33-7.78 ng/mL 1.33-7.78 ng/mL 40 years and older 0.63-4.70 ng/mL 0.63-4.70 ng/mL Postmenopausal 0.60-5.73 ng/mL Does Not Apply Tanner Stage I 0.14-2.76 ng/mL 0.11-2.37 ng/mL Tanner Stage II 0.83-4.87 ng/mL 0.37-3.66 ng/mL Tanner Stage III 1.08-7.56 ng/mL 0.75-5.24 ng/mL Tanner Stage IV-V 1.24-7.88 ng/mL 1.22-6.73 ng/mL
Comments:
Adjunct test for the investigation of hyperandrogenic and adrenal disorders. Not recommended for initial evaluation of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Methodology:
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
CPT Code:
82626