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Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S), Serum

Performing Laboratory

Esoterix, Inc.

Methodology

HPLC, Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down, separate serum from cells within 1 hour of draw, and send 0.5 mL (pediatric:  0.1 mL) of serum frozen in plastic vial.
Note:  Pediatric volume does not permit repeat analysis.

Reference Values

PREMATURE INFANTS

26-28 weeks (day 4):  123-882 µg/dL
31-35 weeks (day 4):  122-710 µg/dL

FULL-TERM INFANTS
3 days:  88-356 µg/dL

1-12 months:  5-111 µg/dL by the first month and 5-48 µg/dL by 6 months

PREPUBERTAL CHILDREN

1-5 years:  <5-57 µg/dL

6-7 years:  9-72 µg/dL

8-10 years:  13-115 µg/dL

  
PUBERTY

Males

Tanner Stages

Age (Years)

Reference Range

     

Stage 1

<9.8 

13-83 µg/dL

Stage 2

9.8-14.5

42-109 µg/dL

Stage 3 

10.7-15.4 

48-200 µg/dL

Stage 4 

11.8-16.2

102-385 µg/dL

Stage 5 

12.8-17.3 

120-370 µg/dL

        

 Females

Tanner Stages

Age (Years)

Reference Range

     

Stage 1

<9.2 

19-144 µg/dL

Stage 2 

9.2-13.7

34-129 µg/dL

Stage 3 

10.0-14.4 

32-226 µg/dL

Stage 4

10.7-15.6

58-260 µg/dL

Stage 5

11.8-18.6

44-248 µg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82627