This is a major adrenal androgen also produced by the testes and ovaries. It is increased in polycystic ovarian disease,hirsutism,virilization,congenital adrenal hyperplasia,adrenal and ovarian tumors and Cushings disease,pregnancy and exercise . Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of hyperandrogenism.
An early morning specimen is preferred. In females preferred sampling time is 1 week before or after the menstrual period.
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