Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

DHEA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
DHEA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82626         Geisinger Epic ID: 6593

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.3 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes (SSTs) are not acceptable.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Serum separator tubes unacceptable. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82626
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Dehydroepiandrosterone.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Dehydroepiandrosterone, Quest test code 19894

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Friday nights. Report available: 3-7 days    
Performed stat? No
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