DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated : 19894

Test Code
DHEAUQ or 19894

CPT Codes
82626

Instructions
Overnight fasting is preferred.

Plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge plain red and aliquot 0.5 mL (Min: 0.3 mL) serum into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 years

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Samples collected in SST tubes  gross hemolysis, or plasma.

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
2-6 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Effective 9/23/2019
Adult    
Male:   147-1760 ng/dL
Female, Pre-Menopausal Mid Follicular :  385-1143 ng/dL
Female, Pre-Menopausal Surge :  345-2030 ng/dL
Female, Pre-Menopausal Mid Luteal :  414-1295 ng/dL
Female, Post-Menopausal :  77-851 ng/dL

Pediatric    see report 

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.



Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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