Purpose of the DHT Test
Irregular levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can have a wide-ranging effect on the body throughout someone’s life, so it’s important to monitor these levels with a DHT lab test to ensure they fall within a normal range. For instance, low levels of this hormone may inhibit genital development in male fetuses or lead to delayed growth of facial and body hair in puberty (and as men age, it can lead to male-pattern baldness or alopecia). As adults grow older, high DHT can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women, or enlarged prostate or prostate cancer in men.
What Does the Dihydrotestosterone Test Measure?
This test determines how much DHT your body is producing. DHT is classified as an androgen, or steroid hormone. The tissues of the body convert testosterone into DHT.
Who Should Take a DHT Lab Test?
Your physician may recommend testing if you are showing symptoms associated with conditions related to low or high DHT, such as enlarged prostate, hair loss, or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
DHT Hormone Test Preparation
You don’t need to follow any special requirements before taking a DHT test.
DHT Level Test Results
The typical reference range for a DHT blood test is 12 to 65 ng/dL for men and 20 or less ng/dL for women. Your healthcare provider can then determine next steps, or you can make a telehealth appointment with one of our board-certified doctors.
Where Can I Get a Test for DHT Near Me?
The dihydrotestosterone test is one of several hormone tests geared toward men offered through Personalabs; you can also order hormone tests for women and general hormone tests. In fact, we have more than 400 health tests you can purchase online. This gives you greater convenience and accessibility so you can get the answers to your most pressing health questions and make informed decisions about your care. Just follow these simple steps to get tested:
Step 1: Browse our website for a test for DHT or any other health test. Once you’ve selected your test, make your purchase and download the lab order that comes with it. (Note: Some states may require a doctor’s authorization before purchasing your health test.)
Step 2: Choose a lab for your blood work. Our partnerships with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics give you more than 4,000 facilities to choose from across the country. Use our streamlined lab locator tool to find the site nearest you. Contact the lab to determine if you need an appointment for your blood draw or if walk-in visits are available.
Step 3: Bring the lab order with you when it’s time to get tested. Be sure you’ve followed any necessary preparations that may be listed in the test instructions.
Step 4: Visit your confidential Personalabs portal to see your results. The report typically arrives within 2 to 10 business days, but if you need results by a specific date, let us know and we will work with the lab where you had your blood drawn.
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