Hirsutism Profile

CPT: 82157; 82627; 84403
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Test Details

Test Includes

Androstenedione; dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-sulfate); testosterone, total


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Specimen Requirements




2 mL

Minimum Volume

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


Red-top tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube. The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the steroid by the gel.


Transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions


Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x2

Causes for Rejection

Gross hemolysis; lipemia; gel-barrier tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
048462 Hirsutism Profile 004227 Testosterone, Serum ng/dL 2986-8
048462 Hirsutism Profile 004699 DHEA-Sulfate ug/dL 2191-5
048462 Hirsutism Profile 004706 Androstenedione LCMS ng/dL 1854-9

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