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Sample Type: SERUM
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Androstenedione is produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor for several androgenic sex hormones. This test is performed to evaluate the function of the adrenal gland, ovaries or testes. It may be used to help diagnose certain types of adrenal cancers and to help diagnose conditions in women that cause male physical characteristics, infertility or abnormal menstrual periods.
Test is performed on a blood sample. In women, collection is usually done one week prior to or one week after the menstrual period