The Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) test measures the level of DHT in the blood. DHT is naturally occurring androgen and aids in the development of the prostate and male gentalia.
DHT is a potent androgen derived from testosterone via 5-alpha-reductase activity. 5-alpha-reductase deficiency results in incompletely virilized males (phenotypic females). This diagnosis is supported by an elevated ratio of testosterone to DHT.
Alternative Names(s): DHT
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your phyisician.
Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days