Compliance assessment of dexamethasone suppression testing.
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Specimen should be collected between 8-10 a.m.
Serum separator tube, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months
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
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2003249||Dexamethasone, Serum or Plasma, LC-MS/MS||14062-4|