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Test ID: DHEA_    
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

81405

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosing and differential diagnosis of hyperandrogenism (in conjunction with measurements of other sex steroids)

 

An initial screen in adults might include dehydroepiandrosterone/dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and bioavailable testosterone measurement. Depending on results, this may be supplemented with measurements of sex hormone-binding globulin and occasionally other androgenic steroids (eg, 17-hydroxyprogesterone).

 

An adjunct in the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia; dehydroepiandrosterone/dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate measurements play a secondary role to the measurements of cortisol/cortisone, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, and androstenedione.

 

Diagnosing and differential diagnosis of premature adrenarche

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Dehydroepiandrosterone, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Unconjugated
DHEA(S)
DHEA, Unconjugated