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DHEA Test – Easy home-to-lab saliva test – Verisana Lab


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Our DHEA Test measures the DHEA morning value in men and women.

DHEA is mainly produced in the adrenal glands and is an important precursor of the sex hormones testosterone, progesterone & estradiol.

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Who should take the test?

Your love life is not quite what it used to be? You are concerned about your loss of energy? Perhaps you are suffering from mood changes?

As people grow older, their metabolism undergoes a transformation. This transformation involves a reduction in the production of DHEA by the adrenal glands. In contrast to younger individuals, 60-year-olds typically have just one-fifth of the DHEA levels in their bloodstream. DHEA plays a crucial role in various metabolic processes within the body and serves as a significant precursor to both female and male sex hormones. Unlike cortisol, DHEA has a stimulating impact on the immune system.

The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormone:

  • DHEA

Our DHEA Test gives you information about the DHEA concentration in your body as the right amount of DHEA is beneficial for the immune system and general well-being.

How does it work?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the DHEA Test we analyse:
  • DHEA

DHEA, synthesized in the adrenal glands, holds a significant role in diverse metabolic processes within the body. It also serves as a precursor to both female and male sex hormones. As individuals age, starting from around the age of 30, the production of DHEA gradually decreases, potentially leading to various health issues.

It is responsible for:

  • Burning of body fat
  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Minimizing cancer and heart diseases
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Positively influencing memory performance

However, it’s important to note that both excessively low and excessively high levels of DHEA can result in undesirable symptoms.

DHEA’s influence extends to cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, immune function, and brain processes. Reduced DHEA levels are suspected to elevate the risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease, and obesity. Conversely, elevated DHEA levels in women can lead to a deeper voice and increased body hair growth.

Symptoms the DHEA Test is suitable for:
  • Loss of libido
  • Depressive moods
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of energy
  • Declining muscle strength
  • Circulatory problems
  • Insomnia
Sample collection guide

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.


Please download the instructions here


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Why is it important to analyze morning values of DHEA?

The DHEA Test analyzes the morning values of DHEA because the concentration of DHEA in the morning can provide valuable information about its impact on the immune system and overall well-being.

How can knowing my DHEA levels benefit me?

Understanding your DHEA concentration is beneficial as the right amount of DHEA is crucial for a healthy immune system and general well-being.

What can be the causes of a DHEA deficiency?

When growing older, the DHEA level drops. In some people they drop so far, that they show symptoms of DHEA deficiency. Another cause of a deficiency can be an adrenal insufficiency. Since DHEA, like cortisol, is formed in the adrenal glands, a malfunction can quickly lead to a deficiency.

How does DHEA affect our health?

Low DHEA levels are suspected of increasing the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease and obesity. This is probably due to the fact that DHEA is involved in many important metabolic processes in the body. If an important component is missing there, it affects the whole body.

I heard that DHEA is only important for men?

It is true that men have a significantly higher DHEA level than women. Nevertheless, women also benefit from a good DHEA value.

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