Dehydroepiandrosterone, Unconjugated

Last Modified: 7/27/2022 7:58:41 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:
Overnight Fasting is preferred
Specimen Requirements: 0.5 mL Frozen Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Age and Gender must be included on order
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL Frozen Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 6 hours Ambient
72 hours Refrigerated 
2 years Frozen (Transport/Preferred)
Rejection Criteria: SST • Gross Hemolysis
Reference Range:
Refer to Interpretive Results        
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: LC/MS
Clinical Significance: DHEA is a weakly androgenic steroid that is useful when congenital adrenal hyperplasia is suspected. It is also useful in determining the source of androgens in hyperandrogenic conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and adrenal tumors.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 6 to 8 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: DHEU
EPIC Test Code: LAB522
Send Out Test Code: 19894X
Alternate Test Names: DHEA; DHEA, Unconjugated
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82626

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