Androstenedione, Serum


Androstenedione is a steroid hormone precursor that is produced in the adrenal glands and gonads. In women, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) originates via the peripheral conversion of androstenedione. 3-α-Androstanediol Glucuronide , DHEA, DHEA-S and 17-Hydroxy Pregnenolone


Increased Androstenedione levels are found in polycystic ovarian disease, adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal tumours, and hirsutism.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

1 ml Serum Stability: 24 Hours at 2-8 °C 2 Months at -20 °C

Special Precautions

Diurnal variation in Androstenedione levels has been observed. Avoid grossly haemolysed or grossly lipemic samples.

Normal Range

Male: 0.6-3.1 ng/mL Female: 0.3-3.3 ng/mL

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