DHEA is known as a sex hormone that is kept hidden by the adrenalin glands and found in both men and women. This test is mainly performed to measure the amount of dehydroepiandrosterone in the blood. This test is recommended if you have potentials of having adrenal insufficiency or PCOS. This test is also recommended for women in case of abnormal menstrual period. This test must be performed one week after the menstrual period of a woman. No other preparations are needed to go for DHEA test. However, following the instructions given by the doctor is also recommended. The test results may vary depending upon age, gender or health condition.
What is the Dhea Sulphate test?
DHEA - Sulphate (DHEAS) test is used to assess the function of adrenal glands, to detect tumour and cancer in adrenal glands, and to evaluate the cause of virilization and early puberty in boys.
When to be examined?
Doctors may recommend DHEA - Sulphate (DHEAS) test if a woman is experiencing hirsutism, male pattern baldness, muscularity, expansion of Adam’s apple, acne, decreased breast size, a deeper voice, ambiguous genitalia. Besides, if a young boy has signs of early puberty.
A blood sample will be collected. DHEA - Sulphate (DHEAS) test book online facilities are available.
No preparation is needed.
- A high DHEAS level indicates a cancerous tumour on the adrenal gland, polycystic ovary syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal carcinoma.
- A low DHEAS level indicates hypopituitarism, addison disease, adrenal dysfunction.
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