This assay is performed at Endocrine Sciences and allows for extended 90-day specimen storage.
5 - 10 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
0.1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Serum must be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Submit serum in a plastic transport tube.
Freeze. Stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days. Stable for two years frozen.
Identifies the source of excessive androgen; aids in the evaluation of androgen excess (hirsutism and/or virilization), including Stein-Leventhal syndrome and adrenocortical diseases, including congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal tumor. DHEA-S is not increased with hypopituitarism. It is low in Addison disease.
Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|500161||DHEA-Sulfate, Serum||503630||DHEA-Sulfate, LCMS||ug/dL||2191-5|
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