Quiz2-q2-a2


Question 2

Based on the rapid progression and severity of symptoms, you are concerned for a more sinister cause. Which of the following laboratory tests is most likely to differentiate between an adrenal or ovarian source of excess androgens?

CORRECT

DHEA-S is an androgen that is secreted almost solely by adrenal glands. Elevated levels are thus indicative of adrenal source of hyperandrogenism, particularly at high levels.

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