Androstenedione may be useful in evaluating patients with androgen excess and managing patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
SST tubes are not acceptable. Draw blood in a red-top tube (no gel).
Separate serum after clotting. Ship serum at room temperature. Do
not submit glass tubes. An early morning specimen is preferred.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Preferred Specimen: 1 mL (0.25 mL minimum) serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel) Acceptable: Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium or lithium heparin (green-top) tube Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Samples collected in serum separator tubes Methodology: Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry