DHEA – SULPHATE (DHEAS)

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DHEA - SULPHATE Test

What is Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate?

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) is a steroid hormone, which plays an important role in the development of secondary sexual characteristics during puberty. Androgen, a male sex hormone is present in both males as well as females. Secretion of DHEA-S is controlled by the adrenocorticotropic hormone produced by the pituitary gland. This test measures the levels of DHEA-S in your blood. Excess production of DHEA-S results in precocious puberty in boys and excess body hair, abnormal menstrual cycle, and ambiguous external genitalia in girls. DHEA-S may be used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome. DHEA-S may also be used in the evaluation of adrenocortical diseases, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal tumors. 

Technique

PHOTOMETRY

Who prescribes

Hematologist, Vascular surgeons, Cardiologists, Neurologists, Pulmonologists, General physician, General Medicine

Sample type

SODIUM CITRATE

Fasting

Non Fasting