DHEA,s (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate) Hormone
Fasting Required: No

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Specimen: Blood

Results: Test run Mon-Fri; Report available in 4 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: DHEA-S is the child hormone of DHEA and serves as a building block for making the male sex hormone testosterone and the female sex hormone estrogen. Your body produces DHEA primarily in the morning hours, and your kidneys secrete this DHEA quickly. DHEA-S, however, remains in your body much longer.

DHEA-s concentrations peak after puberty and then the levels tend to decline with age. Adrenal tumors, cancers, and adrenal hyperplasia can lead to the overproduction of DHEA-s. The rate of secretion of DHEA-S into the bloodstream is only slightly more than the rate observed for DHEA.

Alternative Name(s): DHEA SO4, DHEAS, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Trans Dehydroandrosterone