Androstenedione (A4) - Serum

Androstenedione (A4) - Serum


Androstenedione is a steroid sex hormone produced in the adrenal glands and the gonads . Useful in investigating the cause of a high testosterone in women.

This Test Includes

Androstenedione (A4)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Androstenedione (A4) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

When a woman has excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), acne, no monthly menstrual periods (amenorrhea), fewer than 6-8 menstrual cycle per year (oligomenorrhea), or infertility; when a boy is undergoing very early (precocious) puberty or a girl is showing signs of virilization; when puberty is delayed; when diagnosing CAH; periodically when being treated for CAH

What is this test

Androstenedione helps to evaluate adrenal gland function; to detect adrenal tumors or cancers; to help determine the cause of male physical characteristics (virilization) in females or early puberty in boys; to evaluate androgen production and function of the ovaries in women or testicular function in men; when congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is suspected and to monitor treatment for CAH.