DHT is a potent androgen derived from testosterone via 5-alpha-reductase activity. 5-alpha-reductase deficiency results in incompletely virilized males (phenotypic females). This diagnosis is supported by an elevated ratio of testosterone to DHT.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Moderate to gross hemolysis; lipemia; serum separator tube Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry