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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeDHT
Method

RIA Kit

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the most potent naturally occuring androgen in man and is produced throught the action of 5a reductase(s) on testosterone. The 5a reductases are located in skin, hair follicules, prostate, genital skin and liver amongst others. DHT exerts its action via the androgen receptor as does testosterone (T). Both androgens are bound to SHBG. 

DHT analysis can be useful in differentiating enzyme defects from androgen receptor defects. In addition DHT levels provide a measure of 5a reductase activity in cases of hisutism and monitoring patients on 5a reductase inhibitors.

External Price$392.08(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenBlood 1 mL EDTA (T53) Heparin or Plain OK.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsPlasma 500 uL.Freezer
Aliquot Transport to CHLFrozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Steroid Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number(03) 3640886 | x80886
Test AvailabilityBatched twice a year
Turnaround Time1 week - 6 months
Reference Interval

Dependent on sample time & patient`s age.

Interpretation

Reference Range.

1000 - 6000 pmol/L                        Adult male.

50 - 600  pmol/L                            Adult female.

Uncertainty of Measurement

+/- 0.2 nmol/L female 0.5-1.5 nmol/L

+/-20% for >1.5 nmol/L female

+/-1 nmol/L male 2 - 5 nmol/L

+/- 20% for >5 nmol/L male

Additional Information

Steroid Laboratory Phone 03 3640 888

For results please contact Canterbury Health Laboratories ph. 03 364 0300.

Lewis JG, Nakajin S, Ohno S, Warnock A, Florkowski CM & Elder PA.  Circulating levels of isoflavones and markers of 5a reductase activity are higher in Japanese compared to New Zealand males. Steroids. 70; 974-979,2005.

Delphic Number Test Number3709

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