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DHEA Sulphate Test

DHEA Sulphate Test

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A DHEA sulfate (DHEAS) test evaluates DHEAS levels in the blood, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and involved in sex hormone synthesis, playing a crucial role in puberty and sexual development. Abnormal DHEAS levels may indicate adrenal gland or sex organ dysfunction, prompting further investigation for adrenal tumors or disorders affecting the testicles or ovaries. This test is often utilized to diagnose early puberty in boys, excess body hair growth in women, and adrenal gland disorders, aiding in treatment planning and monitoring.

Symptoms such as body and facial hair growth, menstrual irregularities, and ambiguous genitalia in infants may necessitate a DHEAS test, while signs of adrenal gland disorder, such as unexplained weight loss and dehydration, may indicate low DHEAS levels. The test involves a simple blood draw, typically requiring no special preparations, with minimal risks. High DHEAS levels may indicate conditions like congenital adrenal hyperplasia or adrenal gland tumors, while low levels may suggest Addison disease or hypopituitarism. As DHEAS levels decline with age, over-the-counter supplements are sometimes promoted for anti-aging purposes, but their efficacy is uncertain and may pose risks, underscoring the importance of consulting healthcare providers for guidance on DHEA supplementation.

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Sample Type:: Blood

Please post self-collected samples on the same day they are taken, avoid posting over weekends and bank holidays.

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