DHEAS, Dehydroepiandrostenedione Sulphate, Serum


Rs. 1210


Why have this check up?

DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. It is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal glands in both men and women. The DHEA-sulfate test measures the amount of DHEA-sulfate in the blood. This test is done to check the function of the 2 adrenal glands. One of these glands sits above each kidney. They are one of the major sources of androgens in women. The DHEA-sulfate test is often done in women who show signs of having excess male hormones. Some of these signs are male body changes, excess hair growth, irregular periods, and problems becoming pregnant. It may also be done in women who are concerned about low libido or decreased sexual satisfaction.The test is also done in children who are maturing too early (precocious puberty).

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Clinical chemistry