The determination of elevated DHEA‑S values is an important aid in the diagnosis of hirsutism and virilism. In addition to a differential diagnosis of hirsutism and virilism further indications for this parameter are all forms of androgenisation, hyperprolactinemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and the exclusion of an androgen producing tumor of the adrenal cortex.
Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last biotin administration.
Room Temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 12 months
DHEA-S; DHEAS, Serum; DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate); DHEA S0(4) Sulfate; Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Serum
Serum, gel separator, SST
0 - 7
108 - 607