Test Overview
Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS)

Test Usage

Evaluation of androgen disorders, characterized frequently by an elevated level of androstenedione and/or testosterone, which may suggest excess androgen production by the ovary.

Reference Range *

0 - 17 yrs: no reference range; adult males (18 - 150 yrs): 0.4 - 1.5 ng/mL; adult females (18 - 150 yrs): 0.3 - 2.0 ng/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
ANDRO
MiChart Code
Androstenedione
Synonyms
  • DELTA-4 ANDROSTENEDIONE
  • Androstenedione
  • Delta 4-A
  • Delta-4-Androstenedione
  • DELTA
  • DELTA4 ANDROSTENEDIONE
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in Red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.

Alternate Specimen
SST tube
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed and/or lipemic specimens are unacceptable.
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
82157
Fee Code
36515
LOINC
1854-9
NY State Approved
No
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