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Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test

Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test

£102.00

A blood test to measure your levels of dihydrotestosterone, the male hormone responsible for testicular dysfunction and male pattern baldness in older men.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 7 working days from sample receipt at lab
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, is an androgen, a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics, made through the conversion of testosterone. The testes and prostate in men and the ovaries in women convert around 10% of the testosterone produced by an adult each day to dihydrotestosterone. Many of the effects that testosterone has in the body only happen after it is converted to dihydrotestosterone.

Dihydrotestosterone makes male primary sex characteristics during embryonic life in the womb and is also responsible for the development of most secondary sex characteristics in males at puberty and male sexual function throughout adult life. Less is known about its importance in women, but it is known to cause much of the body and pubic hair growth after puberty and may help to determine the age at female puberty begins. 

Elevated dihydrotestosterone levels may indicate hypergonadism (when the testes do not function properly) or hirsutism (excessive hair growth on a woman's face and body).
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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.