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Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Pediatric

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry/Immunology Resident at 415-353-1438. for patients > 20 years old.
Available Stat? No
Test code PDHES
Test group DHEAS
Performed by Esoterix
Sendout? Yes
Method RIA after hydrolysis
Collection Instructions Bring sample immediately to laboratory for processing.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Delivered to lab > 30 min after collection
Processing notes Separate serum within 1 hour of collection and freez at -20C. Ship frozen.
Units µg/dL
Normal range Premature Infants
26-28 weeks, day 4 123-882
31-35 weeks, day 4 122-710


Full Term Infants
3 days 88-356
1-12 months 5-111 by first month
5-48 by six months


Prepubertal
1-5 years < 5-57
6-7 years 9-72
8-10 years 13-115


Tanner Stage Males Females
I 13-83 19-144
II 42-109 32-129
III 48-200 32-226
IV 102-385 58-260
V 120-370 44-248
Synonyms DHEAS ultrasensitive
Additional information To convert µg/dL to µmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.026.

This send-out assay is primarily reserved for testing in pediatric patients with suspected or complex endocrine abnormalities. For adult patients see "Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate" (test code DHES). It requires approval if ordered in patients over the age of 20
CPT coding 82627-90
LOINC code 2191-5
Last Updated 9/18/2012 2:26:44 PM
Entry Number 1026
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