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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
Age Males Females
          
0-6 days 90-504 90-504
7-30 days 27-358 27-358
1-11 months  2-103 2-103
1-4 years 0-16 0-16
5-9 years 3-96  5-77
10-14 years  18-276 18-212
15-19 years 73-401 52-310
20-29 years 232-531 54-315
30-39 years 100-432 37-224
40-49 years 79-440 27-199
50-59 years 58-257 22-166
60-69 years 35-241 11-108
70+ years 23-145 8-75
               
Tanner Stages Males Females
        
Stage I 6-173   6-105
Stage II 23-216 11-200
Stage III  32-324 27-370
Stage IV and V  67-405  54-308

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday, Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82627