DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced by your body's adrenal glands. It is a precursor to other hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen. A DHEA-S Test measures the level of DHEA in your blood and helps diagnose conditions related to abnormal levels of DHEA and any other hormones in the body.
It may also be used to help evaluate the following health conditions:
- Major disorders related to the adrenal gland
- Testosterone deficiency in both men and women
- A few types of cancer in the system
A DHEA-S Test can also analyze which treatment options are effective for the body. The results of the DHEA blood test can be affected by various factors, including age, gender, and certain medications. It is essential to discuss the interpretation of DHEA-S Test results with your healthcare provider before mankind any final decision.