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  DHEA Specimen Type:
  also known as Dehydroepiandrosterone

Blood


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: Gel Separator Tube 5 mL or 4 mL Heparin
  or: 7 mL Red Stopper; Plain
  or: 6 mL Lavender Tube (EDTA)
Reference ranges: By Report
Unit of measure: ng/mL
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 0.3 mL serum or plasma
Method of collection: One 6 mL serum separator or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  Specimen should be collected between 6-10 a.m.
Transportation: 1 mL serum or plasma at 2-8C. (Min: 0.3 mL) Also acceptable:  plasma (EDTA or heparin).  Submit specimen in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry Blood Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Special Instructions: Overnight fasting is preferred.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: DHEA
CyberLAB code: 8471
Lab Processing Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.  Stability:  After separation from cells:  Ambitent: 24 hours; Refrigerated:  1 week;  Frozen:  6 months.  Freeze after processing.