This test is used for the detection of steroid hormone androstenedione in the blood. This hormone is produced by adrenal gland and is precursor of estrogens and testosterone. This test is used for the diagnosis of genetic disorder known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), which is characterized by abnormal production of enzymes related to steroidogenic pathway associated with adrenal gland. This test is recommended for patients who show symptoms of elevated androstenedione, which include delayed puberty, masculine character in female, lack of menstrual cycle, increased body hair and risk of ovarian or adrenal gland cancer.
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