A DHT blood test from Walk-In Lab measures the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the blood. DHT is best known for its roles in causing male pattern hair loss and prostate problems.
The DHT blood test is also known as Dihydrotestosterone, Androstaner-3-one and Hydroxy-5α.
Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is formed primarily in the prostate gland, hair follicles, adrenal glands and tests by the enzyme 5α-Reductase by means of reducing the 4,5 double-bond. It is a biologically active metabolite of testosterone and belongs to the class of compounds called androgens, commonly called testoids or androgenic hormones. Androgens are part of the biology of gender, and are responsible for stimulating and controlling the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. DHT is three times more potent than testosterone, while testosterone is five-ten times more potent than adrenal androgens. While DHT is best known for its roles in causing male pattern hair loss and prostate problems, it is also crucial to virilization and is necessary to mitigate estrogen’s effects in men.