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Dehydroepiandrosterone

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code DHEA
Performed by ESCI
Sendout? Yes
Method Chromatography, RIA
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection in a.m. is preferred.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
Processing notes Separate serum immediately and freeze at -20C. Order Esoterix Test #500116.
Units ng/dL
Normal range
1-5 years <68 ng/dL
6-7 years <111 ng/dL
8-10 years <186 ng/dL
11-12 years <202 ng/dL
13-14 years <319 ng/dL
15-16 years 39-481 ng/dL
17-19 years 40-491 ng/dL
20-50 years 31-701 ng/dL
Synonyms DHEA
Turn around times Test performed three times a week. Turnaround time: 2-5 days.
Additional information The level varies diurnally, and is highest in the a.m.
LOINC code 2193-1
Last Updated 4/26/2011 8:52:19 AM
Entry Number 302
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