Version 2.70

97757-9Androstenedione [Moles/volume] in Body fluidActive

Part Descriptions

LP14493-8   Androstenedione
Androstenedione (also known as 4-androstenedione) is a 19-carbon steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and the gonads as an intermediate step in the biochemical pathway that produces the androgen testosterone and the estrogens estrone and estradiol. It is the common precursor of male and female sex hormones. Some androstenedione is also secreted into the plasma, and may be converted in peripheral tissues to testosterone and estrogens. Androstenedione originates either from the conversion of dehydroepiandrosterone or from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is further converted to either testosterone or estrone. The production of adrenal androstenedione is governed by ACTH, while production of gonadal androstenedione is controled by gonadotropins. In premenopausal women the adrenal glands and ovaries each produce about half of the total androstendione (about 3 mgday). Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Androstenedione (Wikipedia)

LP14493-8   Androstenedione
Testing for androstenedione is used to diagnose viralizing syndromes including congenital adrenal hyperplasia, female virilization, hirsutism, polycystic ovarian disease, Stein-Levethal syndrome. and to detect abuse of anabolic steroids. It is also a drug- an anabolic steroid- used to enhance atheletic performance, but banned as an OTC drug by the FDA in 2004. Source: Regenstrief Institute

LP7238-1   Body fld
The LOINC "Body fld" System represents body fluids other than serum, plasma, blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. When a LOINC term with the System "Body fld" is used, the specific specimen source or body fluid type should be reported elsewhere with the result. Where more specific terms for pleural, peritoneal, synovial fluid, etc. exist, we encourage you to use the more specific terms. In contrast to “Body fld”, the System “Asp” in LOINC represents the fluid withdrawn during an aspiration procedure from an abnormal collection of fluid, such as from an abscess or cyst. “Asp” is used for abnormal fluid collections that are aspirated, while “Body fld” is used for named body fluids, such as synovial fluid or peritoneal fluid, that are not inherently pathologic. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Body fld

Additional Names

Short Name
Androst Fld-sCnc
Display Name
Androstenedione (Body fld) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Androstenedione, Body fluid

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.70
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Groups

LG51143-2 Androstenedione|Pt|Body fld|286.415 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Androstènedione:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Liquide biologique:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Androstènedione:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Liquide biologique:Quantitatif:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Androstenedione:SCnc:Pt:Liquido corporeo:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Андростендион:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Тело ждк:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Androstenediona:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Fluido corporal:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Androstenediyon:SubKons:Zmlı:Vücut sv:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
nmol/L Example UCUM Units

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