DHEA – SULPHATE (DHEAS) TEST
AreYouHealthy is offering DHEA-Sulphate(DHEAS) test at just Rs.589.
Once you book the test, Thyrocare executives will lead the further process.
As we are already offering this test at minimal price, but if you find this test at a lower price, please let us know, we will try to minimise it for you.
What is a DHEA test?
The DHEA-S test is done to check the adrenal glands are working or not. This test measures the amount of DHEA-S in the bloodstream.
This blood test is generally done for women who seem to have too many male hormones. It can also be suggested to be done when a woman has a low sex drive and when a boy starts puberty too early.
DHEA-S stands for dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate. DHEA helps to make hormones like testosterone in men and estrogen in women.
High DHEA-S levels
In women, this can cause symptoms like:
* Hair loss
* No menstrual periods
* Lots of acne
Low DHEA-S levels
This is linked to conditions like:
* Low sex drive
Preparation and Test
DHEA-S test doesn’t require any special preparation. But it would be good to talk to the doctor about the DHEA-S supplements if the patient is taking.
If the patient is a woman, the doctor may do the test a week before or after the periods because menstruation affects the DHEA levels.
An executive from Thyrocare will come to your place and take the blood sample.
The normal range for DHEA-S depends on various factors like age, sex, health, and even the way the lab measures the results. A healthy level means that the adrenal glands are working properly.
A high level of DHEA-S may mean:
* adrenal cancer or tumours
* Adrenal hyperplasia
A low level of DHEA-S test may conclude that:
* Addison’s disease
* A damaged adrenal gland