It is done along with other hormonal tests:
When the patient presents with symptoms of:
Minimum 8 hours fasting is needed before the test without food or liquid (except water). A blood sample will be collected from a vein in your arm in the morning when the amount of DHEAS is highest. If medication like aspirin, steroids, amlodipine, & supplements of DHEAS are being taken should be avoided for sometime before the test is done.
The normal values are in the reference range. These ranges vary from lab to lab. These values vary with age & the phase of life like women before menopause, after menopause etc. Levels can be high or low. Low levels can be seen in following conditions -
High levels can be –