Research Areas

Specifications

  • Use Assessment of sexual development disruption; marker of androgen biosynthesis
  • Sample Saliva, Urine, Extracted Serum or Plasma
  • Time to Answer 2.5 Hours
  • Sensitivity 2.3 pg/mL
  • Samples/Kit 40 or 232 in Duplicate
  • Stability Liquid 4°C Stable Reagents
  • Readout Colorimetric, 450 nm
  • Standard Curve K070-H Standard Curve
  • Description

    Androstenedione is a steroid hormone also known as androst-4-ene-3,17-dione. It is synthesized from dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or 17-hydroxyprogesterone. By itself, androstenedione is a weak androgen though it is a precursor for biosynthesis of stronger androgens, such as testosterone and estrogens. Therefore, androstenedione is classified as a controlled drug and a supplement to enhance athletic performance and body energy.

  • Structure