GetTested’s analysis of DHEA one is one taken via saliva. Too low levels of DHEA can cause symptoms such as fatigue, depression, decreased sex drive and obesity, while too high levels can lead to symptoms such as PCOS, acne and hair loss. If adrenal fatigue or hormonal imbalances are suspected, it may be worthwhile to measure the levels of DHEA as low levels of DHEA are common in chronic fatigue syndrome.

yesAt-home test without need for a doctor’s visit

yesClinically approved test that is analyzed by an ISO15189 certified lab

yesComprehensive result report in English

yesFast results

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What is DHEA

DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands and counts as a so-called pro-hormone, ie it is further converted to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. DHEA deficiency can occur because of tired adrenal glands or low hormone levels. We mostly produce DHEA at the age of 20 and then the production gradually decreases over the years, so people often talk about DHEA as a rejuvenating hormone, or a hormone that helps us stay young.

Because DHEA is a prohormone, it can also affect the hormone balance of estrogen and testosterone. If hormonal imbalances or adrenal fatigue are suspected, it may therefore be a good idea to also measure DHEA.

For those of you who want to make a complete evaluation of your hormones and adrenal glands, we have specific tests for this – Complete Hormone Test Female and Complete Hormone Test Men – which in addition to DHEA also measures cortisol and estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Common symptoms of low DHEA:

  • Fatigue / lower energy
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Decreased potency
  • Overweight
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dry skin

Common symptoms of high DHEA:

  • PCOS
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability / anger

DHEA too low or too high

Low levels of DHEA may occur as a result of adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, Addison’s disease or in pituitary insufficiency. High levels of DHEA can occur due to PCOS, breast cancer, adrenal tumors or Cushing’s syndrome.

How does the test work?

The test is a saliva test that you do on your own from home and that is collected on two occasions during one and the same day;the first test is done immediately when you wake up, and the second test 30 min after the first. The sample is then sent to our lab for analysis, you will receive your answer digitally.

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All our tests, including our saliva samples, are collected from home. Everything you need to collect the sample as well as relevant instructions will be included in your test kit.
Your sample is then sent to our lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.

  1. Make a purchase on the website and pay with Swish or card (Visa, AMEX or Mastercard). Easy and safe.
  2.  A test kit is sent to the address you enter when ordering. After your order, we will send home a test kit with instructions. It also comes with a stamped envelope that is mailed to us. It is recommended to send in your sample on a Monday or Tuesday.

  3. Carry out the test according to the instructions included in your test kit and on the web. Our Support can also answer all possible questions, before and after submissions and results.

  4. Send the test kit to our ISO certified lab and wait for results digitally. You will normally receive an answer within 15 working days after our lab has received your sample.

Depending on which saliva test you do, you fill different numbers of tubes with saliva, so read the instructions below carefully before you start your test:

Estrogen / Progesterone: 1 tube (Collected 1 week after ovulation, normally day 19-23 of the menstrual cycle)
Cortisol: 7 tubes (Collected over a 12-hour period from morning to evening)
Testosterone: 3 tubes
Women’s / Men’s Hormone test: 2 tubes (Women: Collected 1 week after ovulation, normally day 19-23 of the menstrual cycle)
DHEA: 2 tubes
Melatonin: 1 tube (Collected on a Sunday night when it must be sent to the lab on a Monday)

Your sample is then sent to our lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.

If you have brushed your teeth, allow at least 30 minutes to pass before performing the test. If you bleed from the gums, avoid taking the test. Also avoid drinking, eating, sniffing, smoking or chewing gum 30 minutes before the test.

For more detailed instructions, see here under the category “Saliva test“.


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