Deoxycorticosterone, Pediatric

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

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
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 Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:90973


Reference Range:

Male,  18 years

15 ng/dL

Female – Phase of Menstrual Cycle

   Mid Follicular




18 ng/dL

23 ng/dL

19 ng/dL


35 ng/dL



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

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