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Test Code DEOXY Deoxycorticosterone, LC/MS/MS

Specimen Required

0.5 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days

Rejection Due To

Moderate hemolysis • Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Gross icterus • Serum Separator Tube (SST ®)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tues, Sun nights

Method Name

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

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: Red Top Tube (no gel)
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions

Frozen

Special Instructions

Spin down immediately and pour off into a plastic screw-cap vial

Reference Values

Male ≥18 Years ≤15 ng/dL

Female-Phase of Menstrual Cycle  
  Mid Follicular ≤18 ng/dL
  Surge ≤23 ng/dL
  Mid Luteal ≤19 ng/dL

Pediatric 16-17 Years ≤35 ng/dL

CPT Codes

82633

Analytic Time

5-10 days

Alias/See Also

LAB974