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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Code  Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Level., DHEA
CPT Code  82626
Last Modified  3/19/2018 2:11:00 PM
Test Name  DHEA.
Synonyms  Unconjugated DHEA
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Gold or Red
Collection Volume  3.5 mL Gold or 4.0 mL Red
Storage  Frozen or Refrigerator 14 days
Routine TAT  2-5 days
Days Test Performed  Monday- Friday
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  004100 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Clinical Use  Evaluate adrenal carcinomas that frequently secrete large amounts of DHEA. DHEA is a steroid that is produced by both the adrenal cortex and the testis. The levels of this steroid increase before the onset of puberty (adrenarche) and decrease significantly with age. DHEA and DHEA-S are the major precursors of 17-ketosteroids.
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Testing Sample Type  Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  1.0 mL
Special Handling  Collection:If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.
Lab Notes  
Methodology  LC/MS-MS - Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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