Ordering Recommendation

Assess adrenal androgen production. Preferred test is Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Serum (0070040).




Quantitative Spectrophotometry


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into 2 ARUP Standard Transport Tubes or 2 ARUP Standard Transport Tubes containing 20 mg Sulfamic Acid (ARUP supply #48098) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or by contacting ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 3 mL/aliquot) Adequate refrigeration is the most important aspect of specimen preservation.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.


Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  17-Ketosteroids - per 24h
0-11 months: 0.0-1.0 mg/d
1-5 years: 1.0-2.0 mg/d
6-10 years: 1.0-4.4 mg/d
11-12 years: 1.3-8.5 mg/d
13-16 years: 3.4-9.8 mg/d
17-50 years: 5.3-17.6 mg/d
51 years and older: 4.1-12.1 mg/d
0-11 months: 0.0-1.0 mg/d
1-5 years: 1.0-2.0 mg/d
6-10 years: 1.4-3.9 mg/d
11-12 years: 3.8-9.5 mg/d
13-16 years: 4.5-17.1 mg/d
17-50 years: 4.4-14.2 mg/d
51 years and older: 3.2-10.6 mg/d

  17-Ketosteroids - per volume Not available
  Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
Age Male Female
3-8 years 140-700 mg/d 140-700 mg/d
9-12 years 300-1300 mg/d 300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years 500-2300 mg/d 400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years 1000-2500 mg/d 700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years 800-2100 mg/d 500-1400 mg/d
81 years and older 600-2000 mg/d 400-1300 mg/d

  Creatinine, Urine - per volume No reference interval

Interpretive Data

Reference intervals for random urine samples (mg/L) are not available.

Per 24h calculations are provided to aid interpretation for collections with a duration of 24 hours and an average daily urine volume. For specimens with notable deviations in collection time or volume, ratios of analytes to a corresponding urine creatinine concentration may assist in result interpretation.

Compliance Category



An alternative and more specific test for adrenal androgen function is Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Serum (ARUP test code 0070040).

A large number of substances may interfere with this test. Decreases may be caused by carbamazepine, cephaloridine, cephalothin, chlormerodrin, digoxin, glucose, metyrapone, promazine, propoxyphene, reserpine, and others. Increases may be caused by acetone, acetophenide, ascorbic acid, chloramphenicol, chlorothiazide, chlorpromazine, cloxacillin, dexamethasone, erythromycin, ethinamate, etryptamine, methicillin, methyprylon, morphine, oleandomycin, oxacillin, penicillin, phenaglycodol, phenazopyridine, phenothiazine, piperidine, quinidine, secobarbital, spironolactone, and others. 

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020207 Creatinine, Urine - per volume 2161-8
0020208 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h 2162-6
0080190 17-Ketosteroids - per volume 21038-5
0080191 17-Ketosteroids - per 24h 6766-0
0097110 Total Volume 19153-6
0097111 Hours Collected 30211-7
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17-Ketosteroids, Urine