Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S)

Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEAS)

The test for dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is ordered along with tests for testosterone and several other male hormones (androgens) to:

  • Evaluate adrenal gland function
  • Distinguish DHEAS-secreting conditions that are caused by the adrenal glands from those that originate in the testicles or rarely in the ovaries (ovarian tumors)
  • Help diagnose tumors in the outer layer (cortex) of the adrenal gland (adrenocortical tumors) and adrenal cancers
  • Help diagnose congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adult-onset adrenal hyperplasia

A normal DHEAS level, in addition to other normal male hormone (androgen) levels, likely indicates that the adrenal gland is functioning normally. Rarely, DHEAS may be normal when an adrenal tumor or cancer is present but is not secreting hormones.

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