As part of the diagnosis and workup of precocious and delayed puberty in females and, to a lesser degree, males
As part of the diagnosis and workup of suspected disorders of sex steroid metabolism (eg, aromatase deficiency and 17 alpha-hydroxylase deficiency)
As an adjunct to clinical assessment, imaging studies and bone mineral density measurement in the fracture risk assessment of postmenopausal women, and, to a lesser degree, older men
Monitoring low-dose female hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women
Monitoring antiestrogen therapy (eg, aromatase inhibitor therapy)
1. Centrifuge and remove serum from red blood cells within 2 hours of draw.
2. Aliquot serum to submission container.
Serum gel or SST tube