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7445 DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
5 Days, Ambient
7 Days, Frozen
5 Days, Refrigerated
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Schedule

Wednesday;Friday: Sunday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

DHEA is a useful marker of adrenal androgen synthesis. Abnormally low levels may occur in hypoadrenalism and elevated levels occur in several conditions, including virilizing adrenal adenoma and carcinoma.

CPT Codes

82626

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