Specimen Requirements

Title

DHEA SULFATE

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature or Refrigerated 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

Clinical Use

Aid in evaluation of androgen deficiency or excess states (hirsutism and/or virilization); monitor low dose dexamethasone suppression therapy. Additionally, DHEA-sulfate has been shown to be secreted excessively by adrenal carcinomas but not adenomas.

Test Code

DHESP