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DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test

DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test

A simple finger-prick blood test to measure the level of adrenal hormone DHEA sulphate in the blood.

Is it for you?

Are you concerned that your male hormones including DHEA-S are declining with age? Or are you taking DHEA-S supplements and want to check your levels? Perhaps you are you concerned about adrenal function and want to check your DHEA-S? If you want a simple finger-prick test that can measure your level of this androgen hormone, this is the test for you.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Adrenal Hormones

Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone which your body converts into other hormones, namely testosterone and oestrogen. Most of the DHEA in the body exists in the blood in the sulphated form, DHEA-S which is what is measured in this test. DHEA is an androgen hormone produced from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Chemically, it's very similar to testosterone and oestrogen and is easily converted into those hormones. It affects many areas of health and wellbeing. Measuring DHEA-S can help in the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency. DHEA-S can also be elevated in women with polycystic ovaries.

DHEA levels in the body naturally decline as you get older. Research is continuing into whether lower levels of DHEA can explain certain age-related ailments such as heart disease in older men, whether it has the ability to boost the immune system and whether it can help in managing diabetes and easing lupus symptoms. There may also be a role for it in improving the chances of successful IVF.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are taking DHEA supplements and want to check your levels
  • You want to measure DHEA-S to see how well your adrenal glands are functioning
  • You are a woman with some male characteristics (such as excess hair) which you think might be due high androgen levels
  • You are working with a specialist practitioner who has advised you to test your DHEA-S

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.