DHEA Sulfate, Immunoassay-Pediatric


Sunquest Code:DHEASP  
Epic Code:LAB6868Epic Name:DHEA Sulfate, Immunoassay-Pediatric
Methodology:Immunoassay
CPT Code:82627
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest)
Referral Lab number:402


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

Male

(mcg/dL)

Female

(mcg/dL)

Less than 1 mo

≤ 316

15-261

1-6 mo

≤ 58

≤ 74

7-11 mo

≤ 26

≤ 26

1-3 y

≤ 15

≤ 22

4-6 y

≤ 27

≤ 34

7-9 y

≤ 91

≤ 92

10-13 y

≤ 138

≤ 148

14-17 y

38-340

37-307

 

 

Use:DHEA-S is the sulfated from of DHEA and is the major androgen produced by the adrenal glands. This test is used in the differential diagnosis of hirsute or virilized female patients and for the diagnosis of isolated premature adrenarche and adrenal tumors.


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