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DHEA-S (DHA)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): DHEA sulfate, DHA, DHEA-S, Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
CPT Codes: 82627
Methodology: Solid phase, competitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay
Reference Range: M/F ranges 0-6days: 108-607 mcg/mL , 7-30days: 32-431 , 1-5mo: 3-124 , 6mo-2yrs: 0-33 , 3-6yrs: 0-47 , 7-9yrs: 5-115 Males- 10-14yrs: 22-332 , 15-19yrs: 88-483 , 20-29yrs: 280-640 , 30-49yrs; 95-530 , 50-59yrs: 70-310 , 60-150yrs: 28-290 Females- 10-14yrs: 22-255 , 15-29yrs: 63-380 , 30-49yrs: 32-270 , 50-59yrs: 26-200 , 60-150yrs: 10-130 Tanner Stage- Males I : 7-209 , II : 28-260 , III : 39-390 , IV & V : 81-488 Tanner Stage- Females I : 7-126 , II : 13-241 , III : 32-446 , IV & V : 65-371
Tube Type: Red top tube (no gel)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Red top (clot activator with gel); Light Green top PST (Lithium heparin with gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 microtainer
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Refrigerated (2-8 C): 8 days, Frozen ( -20 C): 2 months
Reasons for Rejection: QNS, EDTA tube, specimen not separated
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: 1 day
Special Instructions: Specimens should be centrifuged immediately.

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