DHEA-S-Ayumetrix Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Lab: Ayumetrix

Specimen: 1 saliva sample

Results: 5-7 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.

Special Instructions: Do not drink alcohol on the day you collect your samples. Do not smoke or use tobacco, drink anything, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not consume dairy products, acidic or sugary foods within 30 minutes before you collect a sample.

Tests Included: 1 DHEA

Description: DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogens. DHEA is also a neurohormone as small quantities are produced in the brain. It has a broad spectrum of benefits including improved energy, mood, memory, increased testosterone levels, enhanced libido and immune function. In men, low DHEA levels can cause low libido, reduced muscle mass and strength, depression fatigue and compromised immune function. In woman, DHEA is known to balance other hormones like estrogens, progesterone and testosterone. Low DHEA levels can cause weight gain, depression fatigue and low libido.