Specimen Requirements

Title

ANDROSTENEDIONE

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a red-top/1.0mL serum. Spin, separate and refrigerate.

DO NOT DRAW SST

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 14 days, Refrigerated 28 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days Performed Sun-Fri

Clinical Use

Evaluate hirsutism and/or virilization. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the most common cause of adrenal androgen excess, causes an underproduction of corticosteroids and a rise in androstenedione concentrations.

Test Code

ANDRO