Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate: Reference Range

Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DEHA, is an androgen (male hormone) produced by adrenal glands of both women and men. And, DHEA Sulfate Test, by measuring the DHEA level in the blood, helps diagnose the condition of adrenal gland and problems like hyperandrogenism (too much androgen in the body).

Reference Range:

Female:

  • <14 days: 16-96 mcg/dL
  • <5 years: 22-184 mcg/dL
  • <6 years: 11-296 mcg/dL
  • <3 years: 17-343 mcg/dL
  • <5 years: 57-395 mcg/dL
  • 18-30 years: 83-377 mcg/dL
  • 31-40 years: 45-295 mcg/dL
  • 41-50 years: 27-240 mcg/dL
  • 51-60 years: 16-195 mcg/dL
  • 61-70 years: 9.7-159 mcg/dL
  • ≥71 years: 5.3-124 mcg/dL

Male:

  • <14 days: 11-120 mcg/dL
  • <5 years: 14-323 mcg/dL
  • <6 years: 5.5-312 mcg/dL
  • <1 years: 29-412 mcg/dL
  • <0 years: 104-468 mcg/dL
  • 18-30 years: 105-728 mcg/dL
  • 31-40 years: 57-522 mcg/dL
  • 41-50 years: 34-395 mcg/dL
  • 51-60 years: 20-299mcg/dL
  • 61-70 years: 12-227 mcg/dL
  • ≥71 years: 6.6-162 mcg/dL

Interpretations:

  • Mostly, a normal DHEAS level tells that the adrenal gland is functioning normally.
  • But, in rare circumstances, the result is normal when the person has an adrenal tumor or cancer.
  • As for high levels, they indicate excess DHEAS production.
  • For low levels, they may suggest adrenal insufficiency, adrenal dysfunction, Addison disease, or hypopituitarism.
  • In addition, an increased level shows a risk of adrenocortical tumor, Cushing disease, adrenal cancer, or adrenal hyperplasia, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • However, an elevated level is not diagnostic of a specific condition. So, in such cases, the person may need further tests.

 

Keywords: Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate; DHEA Sulfate; DHEA-SO4; DHEAS

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