Androstenedione
2001638
 
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the investigation of virilizing endocrinopathies and in managing congenital adrenal hyperplasia in conjunction with other sex steroids. Not recommended for initial evaluation of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Mnemonic
ANDRO TMS
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Specimen should be collected between 6-10 a.m.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Also acceptable: EDTA plasma.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Effective August 19, 2013
Age Female Male
Premature Infants, 26-​28 weeks-​Day 4 0.92-​2.82 ng/mL 0.92-​2.82 ng/mL
Premature Infants, 31-​35 weeks-​Day 4 0.80-​4.46 ng/mL 0.80-​4.46 ng/mL
Full-​term Infants, 1-​7 days 0.20-​2.90 ng/mL 0.20-​2.90 ng/mL
8-​30 days 0.18-​0.80 ng/mL 0.18-​0.80 ng/mL
1-​5 months 0.06-​0.68 ng/mL 0.06-​0.68 ng/mL
6-​24 months Less than 0.15 ng/mL 0.03-​0.15 ng/mL
2-​3 years Less than 0.16 ng/mL Less than 0.11 ng/mL
4-​5 years 0.02-​0.21 ng/mL 0.02-​0.17 ng/mL
6-​7 years 0.02-​0.28 ng/mL 0.01-​0.29 ng/mL
8-​9 years 0.04-​0.42 ng/mL 0.03-​0.30 ng/mL
10-​11 years 0.09-​1.23 ng/mL 0.07-​0.39 ng/mL
12-​13 years 0.24-​1.73 ng/mL 0.10-​0.64 ng/mL
14-​15 years 0.39-​2.00 ng/mL 0.18-​0.94 ng/mL
16-​17 years 0.35-​2.12 ng/mL 0.30-​1.13 ng/mL
18-​39 years 0.26-​2.14 ng/mL 0.33-​1.34 ng/mL
40 years and older 0.13-​0.82 ng/mL 0.23-​0.89 ng/mL
Pre-​menopausal 0.26-​2.14 ng/mL Does Not Apply
Postmenopausal 0.13-​0.82 ng/mL Does Not Apply
Tanner Stage I 0.05-​0.51 ng/mL 0.04-​0.32 ng/mL
Tanner Stage II 0.15-​1.37 ng/mL 0.08-​0.48 ng/mL
Tanner Stage III 0.37-​2.24 ng/mL 0.14-​0.87 ng/mL
Tanner Stage IV-​V 0.35-​2.05 ng/mL 0.27-​1.07 ng/mL
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
82157
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2001639Androstenedione by TMS
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