DHEA Sulfate : 402

Test Code
DHEASI or 402

Alias/See Also
DHEA SO4, DHEAS, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate,Transdehydroandrosterone

CPT Codes
82627

Instructions
Serum separator tube (SST) or a plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport; if a plain red top tube, centrifuge and aliquot 1.0 mL serum (Min. 0.5 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells:  Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated : 14 days; Frozen: 28 days

Methodology
Immunoassay

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-3 days

Reference Range
Age                     Male (mcg/dL)         Female (mcg/dL
<1 Month            ≤316                      15-261
1-6 Months          ≤58                        ≤74
7-11 Months        ≤26                        ≤26 
1-3 Years              ≤15                        ≤22
4-6 Years              ≤27                        ≤34
7-9 Years              ≤91                        ≤92
10-13 Years         ≤138                      ≤148
14-17 Years         38-340                   37-307
18-21 Years         24-537                   51-321
22-30 Years         85-690                   18-391
31-40 Years         106-464                 23-266
41-50 Years         70-495                   19-231
51-60 Years         38-313                   8-188
61-70 Years         24-244                  12-133
≥71 Years            5-253                    7-177

Tanner Stages       Male (mcg/dL)     Femaie (mcg/dL)
 (7-17 years)
           I                      ≤89                       ≤46
           II                     ≤81                       15-113
           III                   22-126                   42-162
           IV                    33-177                   42-241
           V                    110-510                  45-320

Clinical Significance
DHEA-S is the sulfated form of DHEA and is the major androgen produced by the adrenal glands. This test is used in the differential diagnosis of hirsute or virilized female patients and for the diagnosis of isolated premature adrenarche and adrenal tumors. About 10% of hirsute women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have elevated DHEA-S but normal levels of other androgens.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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