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- Unconjugated DHEA
Evaluate adrenal carcinomas that frequently secrete large amounts of DHEA
This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid that is produced by both the adrenal cortex and the testis.3 The levels of this steroid increase before the onset of puberty (adrenarche) and decrease significantly with age.4 DHEA and DHEA-S are the major precursors of 17-ketosteroids.
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|004100||DHEA, Serum||2193-1||004102||Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)||ng/dL||2193-1|