Specimen Requirements

Title

DEXAMETHASONE (ENDOCRINE SCIENCES)

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST, red top, lavender EDTA or green top (Heparin) tube. Centrifuge within 1 hour, transfer serum/plasma to screw top plastic vial and indicate sample type on transport tube.

Methodology

Mass spectrometry (MS)

Stability

Room temp: 6 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

7-13 days

Clinical Use

Measurement of Dexamethasone is useful in assuring compliance with Dexamethasone treatment.

Test Code

DEXW