Test Overview
Test Methodology

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography and Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS-MS)

Test Usage

Evaluation of the cause of hirsutism and other androgen excess syndromes. Elevated AG level indicates increased dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production.

Reference Range *

Prepubertal Children: not established. Adult Males: 112 - 1046 ng/dL; Adult Females: 11 - 249 ng/dL.

Test Limitations

Occasionally, normal females with no evidence of hirsutism may have levels well above the normal range.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Alternate Mondays
Analytic Time

3 - 21 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • AG
  • 3-Alpha, 17-Beta Androstanediol Glucuronide
  • Androstanediol Glucuronide, 3-alpha-17-beta
  • 3ADG
  • 3 ALPHA ANDROSTANEDIOL GLUCURO
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FAGES (Esoterix Endocrinology 500026)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate (preferred) up to 5 days or freeze for longer storage. EDTA plasma is also acceptable.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Esoterix Endocrinology.

Billing
CPT Code
82154
Fee Code
20065