Dexamethasone (Endocrine Sciences)

CPT: 80375
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Test Details

Methodology

Mass spectrometry (MS)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma, frozen

Volume

3 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer to a plastic transport tube and freeze. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze; stable for one year. Stable at room temperature for six days or refrigerated for 14 days.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
500118 Dexamethasone, Serum 500119 Dexamethasone, Serum ng/dL 14062-4
500118 Dexamethasone, Serum 500980 Dexamethasone, Serum N/A

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