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Test Code LAB12899 Dexamethasone

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

DEXAM

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Lavender 6 mL (K3EDTA)

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum or Plasma frozen

Preferred Transport Temperature

Frozen

Processing

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 1 hour and send 3.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Ambient: 6 days

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen: 14 days

Minimum Testing Volume

1.0 mL

Reference Range

By report

Methodology

HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Monday

Reported

10-14 days

CPT Codes

82542