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ID:140 Oestrone
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DescriptionDiurnal rhythm in men and non-pregnant females. Increased in pregnancy, post-menopause (by peripheral conversion), aging, obesity, and luteal phase of menstrual cycle. Decreased in hypogonadism. Oestrone is an estrogenic hormone secreted by the ovary as well as adipose tissue. It is one of the three oestrogen hormones - oestrone, estriol and estradiol. Estrone is the least abundant.
IndicationChange in oestradiol:oestrone ratio reflects ovarian senescence and development of menopause
Additional InfoThis test is no lonmger routinely available. For further information, please contact the Endocrine Laboratory on ext 67043/64717.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationIncreases 10 fold in 24th - 41st week of pregnancy - major oestrogen produced by the placenta

Ref. Range (Male)<330
Ref. Range (Female)100 - 600 pre - menopause
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesMales <330 pmol/L. Females (premenopause) 100-600 pmol/L. Females (postmenopause) <240 pmol/L
Unitspmol/L


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Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 14/11/2015 09:40:58. Published By on 14/11/2014 09:40:58.