Synonyms/Also Known as
DHEA-SO4, DHEA Sulfate
Testosterone, ACTH, FSH, LH, Prolactin, Estrogens, SHBG, 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Androstenedione
Why get tested?
To evaluate the function of adrenal glands, to detect adrenal gland tumors or cancers, to determine the cause of virilization in females (Masculine Physical Characteristics) or precocious puberty in boys.
When to get tested?
When a girl or woman has hirsutism(excess facial and body hair), acne, amenorrhea(absence of menstrual periods ), áinfertility. when a boy shows signs of very precocious puberty (deeper voice, pubic hair, or muscle development).
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. Does sample collection for DHEAS test requires a specific time?
Some hormone levels vary according to time(diurnal variation). The DHEAS concentration, however, remains stable without any variations. so sample may be collected at any time.
2. Are people with elevated DHEAS levels always symptomatic?
Not necessarily. People with elevated DHEAS levels may remain asymptomatic.
3. Is a DHEAS test routine test?
DHEAS test is only done if a person has signs or symptoms suggesting excess or deficiency of DHEAS.