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|Test Update Information||On December 15, 2010 the DHEA-S assay changed from the Roche Elecsys to the Siemens Immulite 2000 immunoassay method. Results run approximately 10% lower on the new method (median change of -10% with upper to lower quartile range of -2% to -20%).|
|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Monday (day shift)|
|Method||Chemiluminescent immunoassay (Siemens Immulite 2000)|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.1 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze serum at -20C.|
Note: the reference ranges have been adopted from Quest Diagnostics-San Juan Capistrano based on correlation studies and same methodology.
|Turn around times||1-8 days|
|Additional information||This assay is performed in-house and is suitable for use in adult patients to assess general endocrine function.
To convert µg/dL to µmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.026. Reference ranges adopted from Quest Diagnostics laboratory.
|Last Updated||12/20/2010 12:02:09 PM|
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If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667