DHEA-S

Cleveland HeartLab D, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES
CPT Code: 82627
Order Code: C385
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate; DHEA-SO4; DHEA Sulfate
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  0.5 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Special Instructions: Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last biotin administration.

Transport:   Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 2 months
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 2 months

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Turn Around Time: 1 to 5 days

Reference Range:

Age Male, ug/DL Female, ug/DL
 <1 Week 108.0 – 607.0 108.0 – 607.0
 1 – 4 Weeks 31.6 – 431.0 31.6 – 431.0
 4 Weeks – 1 Year 3.4 – 124.0 3.4 – 124.0
 1 – 4 Years 0.5 – 19.4 0.5 – 19.4
 5 – 9 Years 2.8 – 85.2 2.8 – 85.2
 10 – 14 Years 24.4 – 247.0 33.9 – 280.0
 15 – 19 Years 70.2 – 492.0 65.1 – 368.0
 20 – 24 Years 211.0 – 492.0 148.0 – 407.0
 25 – 34 Years 160.0 – 449.0 98.8 – 340.0
 35 – 44 Years 88.9 – 427.0 60.9 – 337.0
45 – 54 Years 44.3 – 331.0 35.4 – 256.0
 55 – 64 Years 51.7 – 295.0 18.9 – 205.0
 65 – 74 Years 33.6 – 249.0 9.4 – 246.0
≥75 Years 16.2 – 123.0 12.0 – 154.0

 

Intended Use:  The DHEA-S test can be used to identify the presence and source of excessive androgen production, as well as for the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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.