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Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-SO4), Serum

Performing Laboratory

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)

Methodology

Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down, separate serum from cells, and send 2 mL (minimum volume:  1 mL) of serum frozen in plastic vial. Specimen cannot be at ambient temperature or refrigerated.

Reference Values

Units in µg/dL
AgeMalesFemales
        
0-6 days90-50490-504
7-30 days27-35827-358
1-11 months 2-1032-103
1-4 years0-160-16
5-9 years3-96 5-77
10-14 years 18-27618-212
15-19 years73-40152-310
20-29 years232-53154-315
30-39 years100-43237-224
40-49 years79-44027-199
50-59 years58-25722-166
60-69 years35-24111-108
70+ years23-1458-75
             
Tanner StagesMalesFemales
      
Stage I6-173  6-105
Stage II23-21611-200
Stage III 32-32427-370
Stage IV and V 67-405 54-308

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday, Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82627