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19894: Dhea (dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated, Lc/ms/ms Print View
DHEA, Unconjugated, LCMSMS LC/MS/MS    ng/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 0.5 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 24 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 0.5 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 24 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

DHEA is a weakly androgenic steroid that is useful when congenital adrenal hyperplasia is suspected. It is also useful in determining the source of androgens in hyperandrogenic conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and adrenal tumors.

Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred.

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Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82626

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry






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