DEXAMETHASONE

Code
000.0000
Name
DEXAMETHASONE
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Dexamethasone Level
CPT Codes
80299
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
45909
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Adults baseline: Less than 50 ng/dL

8:00 AM draw following 1 mg dexamethasone between 11:00 pm and 12:00 am the previous evening: 140 - 295 ng/dL

8:00 AM draw following 8 mg dexamethasone (4 x 2 mg doses) between 11:00 pm and 12:00 am the previous evening: 1600 - 2850 ng/dL

Methodology

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

Clinical Significance

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