Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for DHEA Sulfate, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: DHEA Sulfate, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
DHEAS
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red, Gold, or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 µL for adult samples or 200 µL for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Child:
< 1 week: 2.9 – 16.5 µmol/L
1 – 4 weeks: 0.9 – 11.7 µmol/L
1 – 12 weeks: ≤ 3.4 µmol/L
1 – 4 years: ≤ 0.5 µmol/L
5 – 9 years: ≤ 2.3 µmol/L

Male:
10 – 14 years: 0.7 – 6.7 µmol/L
15 – 19 years: 1.9 – 13.4 µmol/L
20 – 24 years: 5.7 – 13.4 µmol/L
25 – 34 years: 4.3 – 12.2 µmol/L
35 – 44 years: 2.4 – 11.6 µmol/L
45 – 54 years: 1.2 – 9.0 µmol/L
55 – 64 years: 1.4 – 8.0 µmol/L
65 – 74 years: 0.9 – 6.8 µmol/L
≥ 75 years: 0.4 – 3.3 µmol/L

Female:
10 – 14 years: 0.9 – 7.6 µmol/L
15 – 19 years: 1.8 – 10.0 µmol/L
20 – 24 years: 4.0 – 11.0 µmol/L
25 – 34 years: 2.7 – 9.2 µmol/L
35 – 44 years: 1.7 – 9.2 µmol/L
45 – 54 years: 1.0 – 7.0 µmol/L
55 – 64 years: 0.5 – 5.6 µmol/L
65 – 74 years: 0.3 – 6.7 µmol/L
≥ 75 years: 0.3 – 4.2 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2018-03-06
Revised Date: 2018-08-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.

Rheumatoid factor > 80 IU/mL may cause interference with this assay.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship plasma or serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
DHEAS
 
Referred To:  

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