Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate (DHEAS), Serum
- Reporting Time:
- 6 Hrs
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- No special preparation required
To evaluate the function of adrenal glands, to detect adrenal gland tumors or cancers, to determine the cause of virilization in females (Masculine Physical Characteristics) or precocious puberty in boys.
When a girl or woman has hirsutism(excess facial and body hair), acne, amenorrhea(absence of menstrual periods ), áinfertility. when a boy shows signs of very precocious puberty (deeper voice, pubic hair, or muscle development).
1. Does sample collection for DHEAS test requires a specific time?
Some hormone levels vary according to time(diurnal variation). The DHEAS concentration, however, remains stable without any variations. so sample may be collected at any time.
2. Are people with elevated DHEAS levels always symptomatic?
Not necessarily. People with elevated DHEAS levels may remain asymptomatic.
3. Is a DHEAS test routine test?
DHEAS test is only done if a person has signs or symptoms suggesting excess or deficiency of DHEAS.