Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

DHEA, UNCONJUGATED

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2179         Geisinger Epic ID: 6593

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot of serum; 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 to clot. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. Aliquot and freeze. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 6 hours. Refrigerated: 72 hours. Frozen: 90 days.
Rejection criteria:
Serum separator tubes unacceptable. Received room temperature. 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, DHEA

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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