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ID:25 Androstenedione
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DescriptionA steroid intermediate.
IndicationExcessive androstenedione production may cause hirsutism and contribute towards virilisation. Monitoring of hirsute patients.
Additional InfoExcessive androstenedione production may occur in PCOS, idiopathic hirsutism, ovarian and adrenal neoplasms, and CAH due to 21-hydroxylase or 17-beta-hydroxylase deficiencies. Excessive androstenedione production may occur in PCOS, idiopathic hirsutism, ovarian and adrenal neoplasms, and CAH due to 21-hydroxylase or 17-beta-hydroxylase deficiencies. Measurements are useful in monitoring treatment of CAH patients. Send to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine Block 46 St James hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Weekly

Ref. Range (Male)1.3-5.8
Ref. Range (Female)1.1-5.7
Ref. Range (Paed)Pre-pubertal < 1.4
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsnmol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 23/01/2020 09:46:50. Published By RB on 23/01/2019 09:46:50.