Specimen: 3 mL (1.5 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. An early morning specimen is preferred. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Specify age and sex on test request form. In females, preferred sampling time is 1 week before or after the menstrual period.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 2 month
Comment: Also See ANDROSTENEDIONE STIMULATION BY ACTH.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days
Usage: This assay is useful in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Hyperandrogenism. It is a crucial sex steroid precursor. In conjunction with other androgenic precursors, it is used in the diagnosis / monitoring of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. It is also useful in diagnosis of Premature adrenarche.
Disease: Disorders of Adrenal Gland
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: An early morning specimen is preferred. In females preferred sampling time is 1 week before or after the menstrual period.