DHEA Sulfate

Abbrev Code:DHEAS   
Order Code:LAB524Order Name:DHEA Sulfate
Synonyms:Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate; DHEAS
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 82627 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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 8 days, otherwise freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature or refrigerated. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Stability:Up to 8 days at room temperature or refrigerated; for longer storage, freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Immulite H) 


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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