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DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE TESTOSTERONE (DHT) TEST

TEST COMPONENTS:

This test measures the potent form of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone AKA (DHT)

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?

No.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE TESTOSTERONE LAB TEST?

$309.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW®

DESCRIPTION:

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a male hormone that is best known for its role in causing male pattern baldness and prostate problems. It is an androgen, as is testosterone that is responsible to maintain bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, red blood cell production, sex drive and sperm production.  Aging men have higher levels of DHT that can lead to hair loss and prostate dysfunction.

DHT is three times more potent than testosterone and is crucial to maintaining masculine characteristics and mitigating the effects of estrogen in men.  This test will give you a better understanding of how much DHT is in your blood.

WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE MY DHT CHECKED?

This test is useful for monitoring patients receiving 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor therapy or chemotherapy and evaluating patients with possible 5 alpha-reductase deficiency.  Patients with prostate disease often receive treatment with a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor which may require monitoring.

OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:

Customers who consider Dihydrotestosterone test the might want to consider the Testosterone, Free (Direct) Test or the Growth Hormone Panel.  You might also consider the Annual Check-Up or upgrade to the Comprehensive Male Panel or Male Health Profile.

 

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE?

You should see your primary care physician or an endocrinologist.

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