DHEA-sulfate test - Results
Serum DHEA-sulfate; Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate test; DHEA-sulfate - serum
Normal blood levels of DHEA-sulfate can differ by sex and age.
Typical normal ranges for females are:
- Ages 18 - 19: 145 - 395 ug/dL
- Ages 20 - 29: 65 - 380 ug/dL
- Ages 30 - 39: 45 - 270 ug/dL
- Ages 40 - 49: 32 - 240 ug/dL
- Ages 50 - 59: 26 - 200 ug/dL
- Ages 60 - 69: 13 - 130 ug/dL
- Ages 69 and older: 17 - 90 ug/dL
Typical normal ranges for males are:
- Ages 18 - 19: 108 - 441 ug/dL
- Ages 20 - 29: 280 - 640 ug/dL
- Ages 30 - 39: 120 - 520 ug/dL
- Ages 40 - 49: 95 - 530 ug/dL
- Ages 50 - 59: 70 - 310 ug/dL
- Ages 60 - 69: 42 - 290 ug/dL
- Ages 69 and older: 28 - 175 ug/dL
Note: ug/dL = microgram per deciliter
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
The examples above show the common measurements for results for these tests. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens.
What abnormal results mean:
An increase in DHEA-sulfate may indicate:
- Reviewed last on: 4/20/2010
- Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Guber HA, Farag AF, Lo J, Sharp J. Evaluation of endocrine function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: W.B. Saunders Company; 2006:chap 24.
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