Dhea sulphate

This is an important test used to measure the level of DHEA-S in the blood.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Dhea sulphate

What is dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) sulphate (DHEA-S) is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is made from cholesterol and is a precursor to female sex hormones, such as oestrogen and male sex hormones, such as testosterone. DHEA-S is the sulphated version of DHEA which is present in greater amounts than DHEA.

DHEA-S levels decrease with age, along with oestrogen and testosterone. DHEA supplements are sometimes taken to try and counteract the changes associated with decreases in these hormones but the majority of research remains inconclusive.

DHEA-S levels may change as a result of abnormal adrenal function. Higher DHEA-S levels are associated with the development of masculine features in women (virilisation), hirsutism, a disorder characterised by excessive hair growth and early onset of puberty in boys.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of DHEA-S in the blood and can be used to investigate adrenal function, virilisation, hirsutism or early onset of puberty in boys.


What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



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