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DHT Test Overview

A DHT test estimates the level of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the blood.

(DHT) is a steroid similar to testosterone and androstenedione, which belong to a class called androgens. It is a potent Androgen derived from testosterone. In males it is responsible for the male sexual characteristics, in females it is converted to estradiol which is responsible for the development of the reproductive organs. 

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DiHydroTestosterone Serum DHT Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the DiHydroTestosterone Serum DHT Test with a clear pricing structure.

The DiHydroTestosterone Serum DHT Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 2,700 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

DHT test is measured to assess for male pattern hair loss and several prostate issues, where DHT plays a critical known and best known for.

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if he sees the signs of high or low DHT in the blood. Low levels of DHT does not affect women. The symptoms include:
Low DHT in Men:

  • The sex organs develop late or remain
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)-Manboobs
  • High risk of developing prostate tumours

High Level DHT in Men:

  • Hair loss
  • Longer time for an injury to heal
  • A decrease in sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Loss of bone density
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer

High Level DHT in women:

  • Male pattern hair loss
  • Acne
  • An increase in body, facial, and/or pubic hair(hirsutism)
  • A cease of menstrual periods

DHT is three times more potent than testosterone and is crucial for development and maintenance of masculine characteristics and justifying the effects of estrogen (hormone which is responsible for developing features like breasts in women) in men. DHT test provides information on how much DHT is present in the blood.

This test is done in suspected cases of suspected hormonal abnormalities. These may lead to symptoms such as delayed or incomplete development of reproductive organs, gynecomastia, menstrual irregularities, male pattern baldness, delayed puberty etc. This test may also be done in cases of prostate cancers for predicting the response to anti-androgen therapy

It measures the levels of DHT in the blood. 

The test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

High levels of DHT may occur due to idiopathic hirsutism, PCOS and prostate cancers. 
Low levels may occur due in Klinefelter's  syndrome, patient with germinal cell aplasia and azoospermia, and anorchia. 

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