What is it?
Androstenedione is used to evaluate the function of the adrenal gland, the ovaries or the testicles as well as the production of hormones related to the development of male sex organs and physical characteristics (androgens). It is most commonly used to determine the cause of symptoms of excess androgens in a woman who has an elevated testosterone level, along with a few other laboratory tests for this purpose.
Why should I get tested?
Androstenedione may be ordered, along with or following other hormone tests, whenever excess (or, more rarely, deficient) androgen production is suspected and/or when a doctor wants to evaluate a person’s adrenal gland, ovarian, or testicular function.
Do I need to fast?
No fasting required.
How long does it take to get results?
It usually takes 3-5 business days.