Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunometric Chemiluminescence

Test Usage

Aid in evaluation of androgen deficiency or excess states (hirsutism and/or virilization), monitoring low dose dexamethasone suppression therapy. Additionally, DHEA-sulfate has been shown to be secreted excessively by adrenal carcinomas but not adenomas.

Reference Range *

Male: 80-560 mcg/dl; > 20 years Female: 35-430 mcg/dl.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Thursday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
DHEAS
MiChart Code
DHEA-Sulfate
Synonyms
  • DHEA Sulfate
  • DHEA-S
  • DHEAS
  • DHEA-SULFATE
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube acceptable. (2/02)
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 ml serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml serum
Additional Information

Concentration of DHEA-S is related to chronological age; the level increases through puberty, peaks between 20-30 years, and declines thereafter.

Billing
CPT Code
82627
Fee Code
36109
LOINC
2191-5
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