Androstenedione is one of the sex hormones which is produced by the adrenal gland. This steroid hormone is found in the blood of men and women. It can be converted into testosterone (male) and estrogen (female). It causes physical changes in men and women such as muscles growth, facial hair, and voice changes. This test used to examine the functionality of the adrenal gland to find Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Test Code: 813
₹ 1,600.00


Why Androstenedione-2 test?


ANDROSTENEDIONE or4-androstenedione or A4 or Δ4 – dione or androst – 4 – ene – 3, 17 – dioneis a steroid sex hormone that is secreted by testes, ovaries, and adrenal cortex. It is an intermediate metabolite in the biosynthesis pathways of testosterone and estrogen production in the body. Androstenedione is produced by adrenals and gonads. The production of adrenal Androstenedione is governed by an adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), whereas the production of gonadal Androstenedione is under the control of gonadotropins. Androstenedione is used to evaluate the function of adrenal glands, testes, and ovaries. Androstenedione is a steroid hormone is used in medicine to increase the production of the hormone testosterone levels and also to enhance athletic performance, build muscle, reduce body fat, increase energy, increase RBC synthesis, to increase sexual desire and performance. 

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein.Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

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