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Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate (DHEA-S)

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  • CODE:1715
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  • DATE:December 14,2020

Principle

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) is a steroid synthesized primarily by the adrenal gland. In those tissues containing sulfatase activity, DHEA-S can be converted to free steroid DHEA. Subsequently, DHEA and/or DHEA-S may be partially metabolized into active androgens and estrogens. DHEA-S may be used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome.DHEA-S may also be used to evaluate adrenocortical diseases, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal tumors.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

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