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DHEA SO4

Components

Name Method Department Units
DHEA SO4 Chemiluminescence
Core Lab, Endocrinology ug/dL

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 2 day(s)
Frozen - 2 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Frozen whole blood

Comments

If a DHEA is requested, please order Sendout test code XDHEA, not this in-house test.

CPT Code

  • 82627