DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated, LC/MS/MS

The DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated, LC/MS/MS test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

DHEA is a weakly androgenic steroid that is useful when congenital adrenal hyperplasia is suspected. It is also useful in determining the source of androgens in hyperandrogenic conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and adrenal tumors.

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Also known as: DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone Unconjugated LCMSMS

DHEA, LC/MS/MS

DHEA-sulfate test measures the amount of DHEA-sulfate in the blood. DHEA-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women. This test is done to check the function of the adrenal glands. The adrenal gland is one of the major sources of androgens in women. The DHEA-sulfate test is often done in women who have male body characteristics (virilism) or excessive hair growth (hirsutism). It is also done in children who are maturing too early (precocious puberty).
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