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DHEA is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands mainly and to lesser extent by the ovaries and testes. It is convereted to DHEA-S in the adrenal and the liver. DHEA & DHEA-S are tested to evaluate adrenal gland function, to evaluate tumors of the adrenal, testes or ovaries, to diagnose a condition called adrenal hyperplasia, to diagnose polycystic ovary disease in females, and to evaluate causes for infertility, lack of menstrual periods, and excess facial and body hair.
Test is performed on a blood sample. Menstruation can affect the results. Best to perform test one week before or after the menstrual period. Make sure you inform your doctor about all the medicines and supplements including herbal and ayurvedic prod