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Dexamethasone

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB5270 
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Schedule: Set up: Mon
Reported: 7-15 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Draw specimen between 8:00 and 10:00 A.M. Alternative Specimen(s)

Plasma collected in: Sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or sodium fluoride (gray-top) tube
Handling: Red-top tube (no gel); Plasma collected in: Sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or sodium fluoride (gray-top) tube.
Unacceptable conditions: Serum Separator Tubes (SST), Received room temperature
Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 years

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Test used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=29391

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 80299
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 16:21:20
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:06:47