Dehydroepiandrosterone


Sunquest Code:DHEA  
Epic Code:LAB522Epic Name:Dehydroepiandrosterone
Synonyms:DHEA; DHEA Unconjugated
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:82626
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Collect between 6-10 am.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1.0 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2001640


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

Female

ng/mL

Male

ng/mL

Premature

Less than 40

Less than 40

0-1 d

Less than 11

Less than 11

2-6 d

Less than 8.7

Less than 8.7

7d-1 mo

Less than 5.8

Less than 5.8

1-5 mo

Less than 2.9

Less than 2.9

6-24 mo

Less than 1.99

Less than 2.5

2-3 y

Less than 0.85

Less than 0.63

4-5 y

Less than 1.03

Less than 0.95

6-7 y

Less than 1.79

0.06-1.93

8-9 y

0.14-2.35

0.10-2.08

10-11 y

0.43-3.78

0.32-3.08

12-13 y

0.89-6.21

0.57-4.10

14-15 y

1.22-7.01

0.93-6.04

16-17 y

1.42-9.00

1.17-6.52

18-39 y

1.33-7.78

1.33-7.78

40 y and older

0.63-4.70

0.63-4.70

Postmenopausal

0.60-5.73

 

 

Tanner Stage I

0.14-2.76

0.11-2.37

Tanner Stage II

0.83-4.87

0.37-3.66

Tanner Stage III

1.08-7.56

0.75-5.24

Tanner Stage IV-V

1.24-7.88

1.22-6.73

 

 



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