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Test Code DHEES / 500120-EX DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE, PEDIATRIC (DHEES), SERUM

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID DHEES
EPIC LAB10052
Esoterix 500120

Performing Laboratory

Esoterix Laboratory Services (LabCorp Specialty Testing Group)

Useful For

Diagnosing and differential diagnosing of hyperandrogenism (in conjunction with measurements of other sex steroids, as an adjunct in the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of premature adrenarche

This test should be ordered ONLY by a pediatric endocrinology specialist or as a result of consultation with a pediatric endocrinology specialist. For all other patients, please order “DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE” test code “DHEAS”.

Method Name

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)

Reference Values

PREMATURE INFANTS

26-28 weeks, day 4: 123-882 ug/dL 31-35 weeks, day 4: 122-710 ug/dL

FULL-TERM INFANTS

Day 3: 88-356 ug/dL 1-11 months: DHEA-S levels fall to <112 during the first month and decrease further to <49 ug/dL by 6 months of age.

CHILDREN:

1-5 years: <57 ug/dL 6-7 years: <72 ug/dL 8-10 years: <193 ug/dL

MALES (PUBERTY)

Tanner Stage 1 Age: <9.8 years Range: 13-83 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 2

Age: 9.8-14.5 years Range: 42-109 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 3

Age: 10.7-15.4 years Range 48-200 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 4

Age: 11.8-16.2 years Range: 102-385 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 5

Age: 12.8-17.3 years Range: 120-370 ug/dL

FEMALES (PUBERTY)

Tanner Stage 1 Age: <9.2 years Range: 19-144 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 2

Age: 9.2-13.7 years Range: 34-129 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 3

Age: 10.0-14.4 years Range: 32-226 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 4

Age: 10.7-15.6 years Range:58-260 ug/dL

Tanner Stage 5

11.8-18.6 years Range: 44-248 ug/dL

ADULT MALES

21-30 years: 38-523 ug/dL 31-40 years: 33-416 ug/dL 41-50 years: 16-390 ug/dL 51-60 years: <298 ug/dL 61-70 years: <251 ug/dL 71-80 years: <208 ug/dL 81-90 years: <106 ug/dL

ADULT FEMALES

21-30 years: 22-372 ug/dL 31-40 years: 17-286 ug/dL 41-50 years: <229 ug/dL 51-60 years: <215 ug/dL 61-70 years: <128 ug/dL 71-80 years: <111 ug/dL 81-90 years: <101 ug/dL

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

3-5 Days

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST)) – 0.1 mL Does not allow for repeat testing.

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send frozen within one hour of collection.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Must be spun/separated within: 1 Hour

Add On Capable

Not Permitted

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

82627 Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate (DHEA-S), Quantitative

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

LOINC Code Information

2191-5

Performing Laboratory Location

Esoterix Laboratory Services (LabCorp Specialty Testing Group)