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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Androstenedione
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
ANDR
Test information
Management of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) patients due 21-hydroxylase or 11b-hydroxylase deficiency, as useful to monitor to reduce risk of virilisation in children. Diagnosis of CAH due to 17b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency. May require hCG stimulation test to measure androstendione: testosterone ratio in children. Useful in assessing ovarian and adrenal androgen secreting tumours.  
Pre-analytical
Recommend to take sample in the morning and advisable to avoid stress
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
Minimum volume
200 uL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Page last updated: 16 July 2019