Test Catalog

Test ID: DHEA_    
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosing and differential diagnosis of hyperandrogenism (in conjunction with measurements of other sex steroids)

 

An initial screen in adults might include dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)/dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and bioavailable testosterone measurement. Depending on results, this may be supplemented with measurements of sex hormone-binding globulin and occasionally other androgenic steroids (eg, 17-hydroxyprogesterone).

 

An adjunct in the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH); DHEA/DHEAS measurements play a secondary role to the measurements of cortisol/cortisone, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, and androstenedione.

 

Diagnosing and differential diagnosis of premature adrenarche

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Portions of this test are covered by patent(s) held by Quest Diagnostics

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Dehydroepiandrosterone, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Unconjugated
DHEA(S)
DHEA, Unconjugated