What is Dehydroepiandro Steroine Sulphate (DHEAS) test?
DHEA is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by adrenal glands in both men and women. The DHEA-S is produced by the testes but not by the ovaries. This test is helpful in assessing disorders related to adrenal gland and infertility: 1. Adrenal hyperplasia 2. Adrenal tumors 3. Adrenarche 4. Delayed puberty 5. Hirsutism.
Why get the Dehydroepiandro Steroine Sulphate (DHEAS) test?
DHEA sulfate is produced primarily by the adrenal glands. This test is helpful to clinically assess the difference between excessive adrenal production of androgens (male hormones) from abnormally high ovarian production in women. Plasma DHEA sulfate is also often measured during the evaluation of women with hirsutism.
When to take this test?
Frequency to repeat test
Based on doctor advice
Precautions to be taken before for the test
No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
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