Dehydro-Epi Androsterone (DHEA) - Serum

Dehydro-Epi Androsterone (DHEA) - Serum

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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a C-19 (19 carbon atoms) steroid hormone and one of three androgens (DHEA,DHEA-S,androstenedione) secreted by the adrenal gland .The test detects the amount of this hormone in blood. Dehydro-Epi Androsterone (DHEA) is used to detect the cause of abnormalities in physical characteristics (virilization) in young girls and early puberty in young boys.

This Test Includes

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Test Instructions



Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

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

What is this test

Dehydro-Epi Androsterone (DHEA) test is usually ordered when a girl has excess facial or body hair, acne, absence of menstrual periods, decreased breast size or a woman has infertility; when a boy shows signs of early puberty, such as deep voice, pubic hair or muscle development.