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Dexamethasone Assay

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic

MISCREFBL

Misc Ref Test Name field: Dexamethasone

If Dexamethasone Suppression is ordered, refer to Dexamethasone Suppression.

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process.

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff. Please contact CLS Referrals at 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL red top tube or 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

3 mL serum; minimum 1 mL

Specimen Handling

Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection.

PSC & RRL: Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional: Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC: Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information
Testing Location Mayo Clinic
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval