Deoxycorticosterone, Pediatric


Sunquest Code:COSTNP  
Epic Code:LAB6875Epic Name:Deoxycorticosterone Pediatric
Synonyms:DOC
Methodology:Liquid chromatrographyTandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:82633
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-8 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Causes for Rejection:Moderate to gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia or icterus. Collection in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 72 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest)
Referral Lab number:90973


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Male,  18 years

15 ng/dL

Female – Phase of Menstrual Cycle

   Mid Follicular

   Surge

   Mid-Luteal

 

18 ng/dL

23 ng/dL

19 ng/dL

Pediatric

35 ng/dL

 

 

Use:Deoxycorticosterone (DOC) is a weak mineralocorticoid derived from 210hydroxation of progesterone in the adrenal cortex.


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