Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Dihydrotestosterone, Serum

Test Name: Dihydrotestosterone, Serum
Alternate Name(s): DHT
Laboratory: Endocrinology
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 2 x 0.5 mL Red or Gold top Microtainers
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Light Green top (Li-Heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 400 L for adult samples or 300 L for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:
< 8 years: ≤ 632 pmol/L
8 18 years: ≤ 3367 pmol/L
adult: 860 3406 pmol/L

Female:
< 8 years: ≤ 632 pmol/L
8 18 years: ≤ 1916 pmol/L
premenopausal adult: 83 1266 pmol/L
postmenopausal: 34 623 pmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-02-12
Revised Date: 2018-07-09
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Decreased in 5alpha-reductase deficiency.
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
DHT
 
Referred To:  

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