Androstenedione - Pediatric

Abbrev Code:ANDROP   
Order Code:LAB6872Order Name:Androstenedione - Pediatric
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82157 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported in 1-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a gel tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 1 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:14 days at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated; 2 years frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:17182


Reference Range:



1-12 mo

6-78 ng/dL

1-4 y

5-51 ng/dL

5-9 y

6-115 ng/dL

10-13 y

12-221 ng/dL

14-17 y

22-225 ng/dL



Premature (31-35 wk)

≤ 480 ng/dL


≤ 290 ng/dL


Tanner Stages


17-82 ng/dL

II-III Female

43-180 ng/dL

IV-V Male

57-151 ng/dL

IV-V Female

73-220 ng/dL



Use:Androstenedione is useful when evaluating patients with androgen excess and managing patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).

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