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Impact of high DHEA?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by roxie60, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

    Central Illinois, USA
    When I had the ACTH STIM test last week they also tested DHEA-s and DHEA, Cortisol and Prlactin (they dd not test ACTH for a baseline).

    I have reported the STIM results in another thread but I picked up the actual labs today and found it looks like they did a DHEA-s and DHEA before and after (there are two labs for each one).

    8/31/13 1:03 AM
    DHEA - 8.960 High range (0.60-5.73 ng/ml)
    9/01/13 9:44PM
    DHEA - 2.160 range (0.60-5.73 ng/ml)

    This one makes even less sense two different results, same collection date and time, same resulted date and time, I dont know which one should go first, not that it seems to matter.
    08/30/13 10:45AM
    DHEA-s 148.9 mcg/dl range(8.0-391)
    08/30/13 10:45AM
    DHEA-s 135.3 mcg/dl range(8.0-391)

    I am assuming the flag on the after (and I am assuming it is after) being high is due to the STIM test, is that expected? The lab/s say they were collected at the same time 912:01) but the 'resulted times' are different. One result is 8/31 and the other is 9/1. Are they checking the same blood just over a period of time? So forget the before an after time above. Going to put reuslt dates instead since it appears it is from the same collection.

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