This test helps evaluate the function of adrenal glands, which are glands located on top of each kidney that produce hormones to help regulate metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions. This test can detect adrenal tumors or cancers and helps determine the cause of physical masculine traits in women.
High levels of DHEA-S may indicate congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal cancer, or Cushing’s Disease. Low levels of DHEA-S code indicate Addison’s disease or adrenal hypoplasia. However, these levels are not used to diagnose a certain condition. Further testing is required to locate the cause of the hormone imbalance.
Women who have excess facial and body hair (a.k.a. hirsutism), acne, absence of period, or experience infertility.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.