DHEA Sulfate


Sunquest Code:DHEAS  
Epic Code:LAB524Epic Name:DHEA Sulfate
Synonyms:Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate; DHEAS
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:82627
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 48 hours, otherwise freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 48 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Adult female: 35-430 ug/dL; adult male: 80-560 ug/dL.
Use:To differentiate adrenal vs. gonadal excess production of steroids.


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