|ID:76 ||Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulphate||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Dehydroepiandrosterone (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|
|Indication||To investigate delayed or precocious puberty. To investigate androgen secreting tumours.
|Additional Info||Send to:
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|Interpretation||Levels 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 Notes||Gradual fall with age to <6 at 70 yr|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||14 days|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||14 days|
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 23/01/2020 08:53:20. Published By RB on 23/01/2019 08:53:20.