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ID:76 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulphate
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DescriptionDehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulphate is the main androgen (it is a weak androgen) produced in women, from their adrenals. Concentrations in blood decrease with age so by 70yrs <5.0 umol/l
IndicationTo investigate delayed or precocious puberty. To investigate androgen secreting tumours.
Additional InfoSend to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine Block 46 St James hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationLevels will be raised in adrenal overproduction due to adrenal tumours, Cushings, CAH

Ref. Range (Male)3.6 - 13
Ref. Range (Female)2.7 - 11
Ref. Range (Paed)Preadrenarche <1
Ref. Range NotesGradual fall with age to <6 at 70 yr
Unitsumol/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 23/01/2020 08:53:20. Published By RB on 23/01/2019 08:53:20.