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DHEA-Sulfate

Test Name:DHEA-Sulfate
Epic Order Code:LAB524
CPT Code:82627  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 1-3 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 8 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C for up to 8 weeks.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis.
Reference Range:AgeMale µg/dL:Female µg/dL:
 11 - 14 yrs:16.6 -242.78.6-169.8
 15 - 19 yrs:45.1-385.061.2-493.6
 20 - 24 yrs:238.4-539.3134.2-407.4
 25 - 34 yrs:167.9-591.995.8-511.7
 35 - 44 yrs:139.7-484.474.8-410.2
 45 - 55 yrs:136.2-447.656.2-282.9
 55 - 64 yrs:48.6-361.829.7-182.2
 65 - 70 yrs:228.5-283.633.6-78.9
 Pediatric Ranges (µg/dL):
 <1 week24.6-302.8 
 1 - 4 weeks8.5-317.3 
 1 - 12 months31.6-214.1 
 1 - 4 years32.7-276.0 
 5 - 10 years24.4-209.7 
Additional Information:No reference range established for age 71 and over. Specimens from patients with adrenal tumors or congenital adrenal hyperplasia may exhibit elevated levels of DHEA-S.