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DHEA, (didehydroepiandrosterone)

 
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Description
 

DHEA (didehydroepiandrosterone) Lab Test for Adrenal Hyperplasia

CPT Code(s)

82626

Methodology

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

Reference Range(s)

Adult
Male61-1636ng/dL
Female102-1185ng/dL
Pediatric
<1 YearNot established
1-5 Years ≤377ng/dL
6-9 Years 19-592ng/dL
10-13 Years 42-1067ng/dL
14-17 Years 137-1489ng/dL

Clinical Significance

DHEA is a weakly androgenic steroid that is useful when congenital adrenal hyperplasia is suspected. It is also useful in determining the source of androgens in hyperandrogenic conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and adrenal tumors.


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