Ordering Recommendation

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry


Mon, Wed, Fri


2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Plain red, pink (K2EDTA), plasma separator tube, green (sodium heparin), or green (lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.


After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Effective August 18, 2014

Gestation Time, Age
Reference Interval
Premature (26-28 weeks) 20 - 105 ng/dL
Premature (29-33 weeks) Not Established
Premature (34-36 weeks) 28 - 78 ng/dL
Full Term Newborn Elevated at birth; decreases to
7- 49 ng/dL during first week

Reference Interval
1-11 months 7- 49 ng/dL
Prepubertal children Less than or equal to 34 ng/dL
Adults Less than or equal to 19 ng/dL

Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Hotline History
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2008459 11-Deoxycorticosterone, HPLC-MS/MS 1656-8
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11-Deoxycorticosterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or Plasma