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Dehydroepiandrosterone

2500
4.1
NABL, ISO
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Overview
Interpreting Results

Overview of DHEA

What is DHEA?

This test is usually ordered when a girl has excess facial or body hair, acne, absence of menstrual periods, decreased breast size or a women has infertility; when a boy shows signs of early puberty, such as deep voice, pubic hair or muscle development.

Why is DHEA done?

  1. If a woman has signs or symptoms such as amenorrhea, infertility or those of virilization like deep voice, excess facial or body hair, acne, decreased breast size
  2. It may be ordered to evaluate the function of adrenal gland

Preparation for DHEA

  • Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.

Sample Type for DHEA

The sample type collected for Dehydroepiandrosterone is: Blood

Interpreting DHEA results

Interpretations

  • Normal DHEA with normal androgen levels usually indicate that the adrenal gland is functioning normally
    A high DHEA may indicate an adrenocortical tumor, Cushing's disease, adrenal cancer or adrenal hyperplasia. It is not diagnostic of a specific condition, further testing may then be required to confirm the diagnosis of the above mentioned conditions 
  • DHEA may be elevated with polycystic ovarian syndrome 
  • A low level of DHEA may be due to adrenal insufficiency, Addison's disease, hypopituitarism

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