A blood test to check the total levels of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) in your blood, along with the general health of your adrenal gland.

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About this test

DHEA, Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Chemically, it's very similar to testosterone and estrogen and is easily converted into those hormones. It affects all areas of health and wellbeing.

After they are produced, DHEA enters the bloodstream, and travels around the body before being absorbed in our cells. It is then converted into male hormones, known as androgens, and female hormones, known as estrogens.

DHEA levels in the body naturally decline as you get older. However, there is currently research in to whether lower levels of DHEA can explain certain age-related ailments and whether taking DHEA supplements will keep them at bay, such as heart disease in older men, its ability to boost the immune system, and whether it can help in managing diabetes and easing lupus symptoms.

Who is this test for?

This blood test is for anyone wanting an accurate measure of the steroid hormone DHEA following symptoms of either high or low levels.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included


Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your DHEA blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your DHEA test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your DHEA test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your DHEA test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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