Dexamethasone Level

Last Modified: 10/19/2016 6:44:31 AM


Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Draw blood between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. 

Do not collect in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or PST)
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Ambient
1 week Refrigerated
2 years Frozen
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance: Measurement of Dexamethasone is useful in assuring compliance with Dexamethasone treatment and documenting adequate dosing during such procedures as the Dexamethasone Suppression Test used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 7 to 14 days
Days Performed: Sunday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 29391X / 78222
Alternate Test Names: Dex Level
CPT Coding: 80299

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