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Test Code LAB524 Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate (DHEA-S), Plasma or Serum

Important Note

This test is not DHEA

Additional Codes

45442

Reporting Title

DHEA-Sulfate

Methodology

Beckman Coulter DxI® 600 Immunoassay System

Note:  THIS TEST IS NOT DHEA.

Useful in the investigation of hirsutism, alopecia in women, adrenarche, and delayed puberty. DHEA-SO4 is an adrenal hormone which is metabolized to androstenedione and testosterone.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Special Testing

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:
 
Preferred:
Serum

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.  Avoid hemolysis. Note:

1. Moderate hemolysis interferes with this assay.

2. Heterophile antibodies may interfere with this assay.

3. A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

3. Indicate serum on request form.
4. Label specimen appropriately (serum).
 
Alternate:
Plasma

Draw blood in a mint green-top (heparin) gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of heparinized plasma refrigerated. Avoid hemolysis.

Note:

1. Moderate hemolysis interferes with this assay.

2. Heterophile antibodies may interfere with this assay.

3. Indicate plasma on request form.
4. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Specimen Stability Information:

Stable 24 hours room temperature; 6 days refrigerated

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Frozen OK/Ambient NO

Reference Values

Males

0-30 days:  9-316 mcg/dL

31 days-4 months:  0-41 mcg/dL

5-10 months:  5-20 mcg/dL

11 months-4 years:  0-40 mcg/dL

5-8 years:  0-145 mcg/dL

9-10 years:  15-115 mcg/dL

11-13 years:  20-500 mcg/dL

14-16 years:  30-555 mcg/dL

17-21 years:  24-537 mcg/dL

22-30 years:  85-690 mcg/dL

31-40 years:  106-464 mcg/dL

41-50 years:  70-495 mcg/dL

51-60 years:  38-313 mcg/dL

61-70 years:  24-244 mcg/dL

≥71 years:  5-253 mcg/dL

Females

0-30 days:  15-161 mcg/dL

31 days-4 months:  5-55 mcg/dL

5-10 months:  5-30 mcg/dL

11 months-4 years:  0-20 mcg/dL

5-8 years:  0-140 mcg/dL

9-10 years:  15-260 mcg/dL

11-13 years:  20-535 mcg/dL

14-16 years:  35-535 mcg/dL

17-21 years:  51-321 mcg/dL

22-30 years:  18-391 mcg/dL

31-40 years:  23-266 mcg/dL

41-50 years:  19-231 mcg/dL

51-60 years:  8-188 mcg/dL

61-70 years:  12-133 mcg/dL

≥71 years:  7-177 mcg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82627