DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Unconjugated, LC/MS/MS
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a master, or parent, hormone that your body changes into a hormone called androstenedione. Your body then converts androstenedione into the major female and male hormones. The levels of this steroid increase before the onset of puberty and decrease significantly with age. It is the most abundant steroid in the bloodstream and is present at even higher levels in brain tissue. Your body produces DHEA primarily in the morning hours, and your kidneys secrete it quickly. DHEAs, however, remains in your body much longer.

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)