DHT is a potent form of testosterone required for male sexual development. However, aging men tend to have higher levels of DHT that could lead to problems such as hair loss and prostate dysfunction.
Additionally, men and women on testosterone therapy should always check their testosterone blood level to make sure that it stays within an optimal range. Remember, women with higher levels can also lose their hair.
The stand-alone DHT blood test does not require fasting … but is included in other panels that do require a 12 hour fast. Panels which include the DHT blood test are:
• Male Hormone Re-Test Profile (12 hour fast required)
• Male Homone Add-On Panel
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