Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, DHEA, DHAS
DHEA-S is useful in the diagnosis of a virilizing adrenal tumour
and to monitor recurrence after surgical removal. It is also useful
in the further investigation of a raised testosterone in a woman,
but is of little value in the investigation of acne, idiopathic
hirsuitism or infertility.
DHEA-S is the first adrenal androgen to show a significant
increase at the onset of adrenarche and serum levels give an
indication of the stage of development in children and may be
useful in the investigation of delayed or precocious adrenarche /
Request on ICE
Diagnosis / monitoring of virilizing adrenal tumour.
Investigation of delayed or precocious adrenarche / puberty.
After surgery samples should be taken as soon as practicable and
at least every 2 months thereafter to monitor for recurrence.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample; collected into EDTA
or heparin tube.
|20 to 29 years
||1.8 - 10.3
||7.6 - 17.4
|30 to 39 years
||1.2 - 7.3
||3.3 - 14.1
|40 to 49 years
||0.9 - 6.5
||2.6 - 14.4
|50 to 59 years
||0.8 - 5.4
||1.9 - 8.4
|60 to 69 years
||0.4 - 3.5
||1.1 - 7.9
|70 to 79 years
||0.5 - 2.4
||0.8 - 4.8