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Dehydroepiandrosterone

Components

Name Method Department Units
Dehydroepiandrosterone Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Core Lab, Metabolic chemistry ng/dL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and store at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 24 hours, freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Not centrifuged within time frame
  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Specimen collected in EDTA
  • Specimen collected in wrong tube type
  • Whole blood received from off-site

CPT Code

  • 82626