STEROID PANEL FOR PREMATURE ADRENARCHE
Adrenarche refers to a maturational increase in the secretion of adrenal androgen precursors, mainly Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate (DHEAS). In premature adrenarche (PA), clinical signs of androgen action appear before the age of 8 – 9 years in girls / boys, concurrently with the circulating DHEAS concentrations above the usually low prepubertal level.
Diurnal variation present; sample will be taken between 8-10 am OR 4-6 pm.
Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report 2 days