Specimen Requirements

Title

DHEA (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE)

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a plain-red top or SST, transfer 1mL serum to a plastic transport tube, indicate serum/tube type on tube or requisition.  Must be sent refrigerated or on dry ice.

 

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Stability

Room temp 6 hours, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days

Clinical Use

Evaluate adrenal carcinomas that frequently secrete large amounts of DHEA.

Test Code

DHEA