Androstenedione Test In Delhi

Androstenedione Test In Delhi

The Androstenedione Test In Delhi is a test to check the functioning of the adrenal glands. This test can be ordered for several purposes. The main purpose of this test is to check the proper functioning of and the presence of hormones in the body. When the levels of androgens in the body increase, it can lead to a very commonly occurring issue in women, known as PCOS. The improper functioning of the adrenal glands can also lead to adrenal cancer.

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Why is the Androstenedione Test done?

The Androstenedione Test is carried out for several purposes. Most commonly, it is conducted, if:
In females: there are signs of virilization; the female is experiencing excessive facial hair growth, there are signs of infertility, she is experiencing less than 6-8 menstrual cycles in a year.
In males: if the patient is undergoing very early puberty.
Apart from these, it is used to determine the presence of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and if detected, to monitor the effects of the treatment.
It is also used to determine the presence of any tumors in the region.

What does the Androstenedione Test measure?

An Androstenedione Test measures the level of the hormone Androstenedione in the body. Androstenedione is an androgen, often referred to as a male “sex” hormone, however, it is present in both males and females. This hormone is responsible for the male physical attributes, like facial hair and deep voice.

If the Androstenedione levels in the body are higher or lower in the patient’s body, they can indicate several issues. This test is also used to monitor the effectiveness of an ongoing CAH treatment in patients.

Risk/side effects of Androstenedione Test

This test is conducted through a blood draw from your arm. As such, there are general risks associated with the test, like pain, dizziness, bleeding, and bruising at the site of the needle prick. There are no other risks that a patient may face.

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Are any special preparations required for this test?

Usually, there are no special steps to be taken, as it is a simple blood draw. However, females going through periods may be asked to take some special precautions to ensure accurate results.

When should I consult a doctor for this test?

If you are a female and are experiencing any strange symptoms like getting a deep voice, or excessive facial hair; you can consult your doctor. If you are a male undergoing a really early onset puberty, then you need to consult your doctor.

How long do the test results take?

The results for this test can take a few days to be released. Every lab has its own testing facilities and will be able to tell how long it would take.

Can I get this test done for a regular checkup?

This test is usually only recommended if ordered by a doctor. There is no need to get it checked regularly.

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 Interpreting Androstenedione Test results
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Interpreting Androstenedione Test results

Increased levels of Androstenedione indicate that there is an increase in ovarian/testicular or adrenal production. This can point towards a lot of possibilities, like an adrenal tumor, cancer, or CAH. However, it does not give a definitive diagnosis and further testing would be required.

Lower levels can mean adrenal insufficiency or the improper functioning of the adrenal glands.

Slight fluctuations are normal.

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