Dexamethasone Level

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 29391X / 78222
Alternate Names
  • Dex Level
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Alternate Specimen

TransportAndStorage

72 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
90 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Draw blood between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. 

Do not collect in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or PST)

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


Methodology:
  • Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
Days Performed
Sunday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

7 to 14 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

80299