5 Alpha - Dihydrotestosterone (5-DHT) Test in New Delhi

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Niramya Path Labs

Punjabi Bagh New Delhi

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some Mon - Sat 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
some Sun - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
some` 2500

Nishit Clinical Laboratory

Paschim Vihar New Delhi

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some Mon - Sat 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
some Sun - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Singh Diagnostic Centera

Mayur Vihar Ph-III New Delhi

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Purpose of the test 5a-dihydrotestosterone test, as the name suggests, is a blood test which is responsible for measuring the levels of dihydrotestosterone hormone present in males. The 5a-dihydrotestosterone is known to be derivative of testosterone hormone (the dominant sex hormone in males responsible for maleness in humans). This component is a very essential androgenic (androgenic refers to the male hormones which are precursors of estrogens) hormone which is required for the sexual development in males. The role of 5a-dihydrotestosterone is to develop the primary sexual development in males during early embryonic stages of life in an organism. In mother’s womb, this hormone aids in developing the male primary sex characteristics. Also, this hormone plays an important role in the development of secondary sexual characteristics in males at the time of puberty. Furthermore, 5a-dihydrotestosterone is responsible for the maintenance of the sexual development in males throughout their adult life. 5a-dihydrotestosterone test is done to check the levels of this hormone in the male body and to identify the testicular dys-functioning in males. This test is also performed to test the male pattern baldness in males of higher age group.

Preparations for the test There are as such no special preparations required for this test. Since this is a blood test, hence, if a patient is consuming any specific steroids for medicinal purposes, then he must consult to his health practitioner before going for this test as the steroids may interfere with the diagnosis of the patient’s health condition. Also, if the patient is taking any other medicines, then he should immediately report to the physician before going for this test. This test is performed by taking sample. Sample to be collected is blood. The serum is separated from the blood and then it is tested in the laboratory. The sample collection is done by a lab technician where the blood sample is withdrawn from the veins. The doctor will simply put a tight band around your arm and then a needle will be used to extract blood by first cleaning the injection site using antiseptic. Then, the blood is collected in the vials, properly labeled and then transported to the laboratory for testing. It may happen that during blood sample collection form the veins, the person may feel a little drowsy or tired, but that should not be a major concern. But if a person observes rashes around the injection site or intense redness around it, then he should immediately consult the doctor.

Components of the test There are as such no components of the test. This test intends to measure a single component i.e. the levels of 5a-dihydrotestosterone hormone in the human males. But this test can also be done to check the hormonal levels in females as 5a-dihydrotestosterone hormone is also present in the body of the females, but in very small amounts.

Interpretations of the result The concentration of 5a-dihydrotestoterone hormone is measured in picograms/milliliter (pg/ml). The levels of this hormone are measured in males and females separately and different reference ranges are observed. The results may vary according to the different techniques used in various laboratories and hence, one must consult their doctors for further diagnosis of the diseases on the basis of their test report results. The reference ranges (both normal and abnormal) along with their interpretations are presented in a tabular format below.  

Category Normal ranges Increased levels of hormone and its interpretation Decreased levels of hormone and its interpretation
Males 250-990 pg/ml >990 pg/ml Increased hormonal level indicates loss of hairs in men and especially adults. Also, the increased levels of this hormone can lead to many prostrate przoblems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It means the increase in the size of the prostate gland in males. It also causes hypo-gonadism which refers to the condition in which male’s testes does not function properly. <250 pg/ml It indicates the lesser energy in males which can lead to problems in their sexual lives.
Females Premenopausal: 24-368 pg/ml Post menopausal: 10-181 pg/ml Higher levels cause excessive hair growth on face and other parts of the body. This condition is also known as hirsutism. Women should have lower levels of this hormone in the body. And lower level of this hormone in females does not cause any problem.