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Test Code BLOD0469 Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate

AKA

DHEAS

Container Type

Serum tube w/o Gel
Serum Gel
EDTA
Lithium Heparin

Specimen Type/Requirements

Serum – preferred
EDTA Plasma
Heparinized Plasma

Specimen Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.4 m

Stability

Room Temp: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 1 month

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes – if gross
Lipemia: Yes – if gross

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

DHEAS is the sulfated version of
DHEA. Most DHEA
is found as DHEAS.
From a practical point, measurement of DHEAS is preferable to DHEA
as
levels are more stable.
DHEAS/DHEA
levels are useful to detect excess adrenal activity.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Immunoassay

CPT

82627

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls