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Test Code DHEAS DHEA Sulfate

Important Note

WARNING: SIMILAR TEST NAME!

Order must have "DHEAS" or "DHEA Sulfate" to order this test.

DO NOT ORDER THIS TEST IF ONLY  "DHEA" IS WRITTEN. PLEASE ORDER DHEAM, without the SULFATE.

Additional Codes

 

EPIC ID
LAB524

 

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo

Test Usage

Elevated DHEA Sulfate levels are associated with hirsutism
and/or infertility. This source of increase is adrenal in nature.
Elevations are also seen in adrenal carcinomas.

Specimen Requirement

Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before this test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.   Biotin can interfere with many immunoassay tests.

 

Preferred

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Gold or Red

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

 

Alternative

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint or Green

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

 

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated - 2 days

Frozen - 2 months

Reference Values

Note Reference range change 9/8/17

 

Age (years)

5-95th percentile

5-95th percentile

 

µg/dL

µg/dL

 

Females

Males

10-14

33.9-280

24.4-247

15-19

65.1-368

70.2-492

20-24

148-407

211-492

25-34

98.8-340

160-449

35-44

60.9-337

88.9-427

45-54

35.4-256

44.3-331

55-64

18.9-205

51.7-295

65-74

9.40-246

33.6-249

75

12.0-154

16.2-123

 

CPT Code Information

82627

Test Method

Roche Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Also Known As

Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate