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DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated (19894)

Methodology

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry


Synonyms

Unconjugated DHEA

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01375

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

2-6 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Overnight fasting is preferred. Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=6 Hours; Refrigerated=72 Hours; Frozen=90 Days

Rejection Criteria

Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gross hemolysis

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

82626


Revised

10-12-22

Initials

SA