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Adrenal Hyperplasia Evaluation
- Women may show masculine features
- Boys may experience premature puberty
Tests are necessary to diagnose congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Tests that may be used to evaluate congenital adrenal hyperplasia include:
- Blood 17 hydroxy progesterone (elevated)
- Blood DHEA sulfate (elevated)
- Metapyrone test
- Serum electrolytes
- Urine 17 ketosteroids (increased)
- Urine hydroxycorticosteroids (normal or low)
- Skeletal x-rays:
- CT scanning of the abdomen:
- Often performed on babies with ambiguous genitalia.
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PubMed Adrenal Hyperplasia References
- Creighton S. Early versus late intervention of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2004 Dec;17(6):411. 
- Merke DP, Bornstein SR. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Lancet. 2005 Jun 18-24;365(9477):2125-36.