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DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE

Mnemonic

DHEA TMS

Synonym

DHEA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Specimen should be collected between 6-10 a.m.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 6.0 mL gold (SST), green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells and refrigerate.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Avoid hemolysis, lipemic plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2001640)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82626

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:27:14 AM


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