3 alpha androstenediol glucuronide

An important test to help diagnose peripheral androgen formation and action.

Venous blood
1 tests included
17 days turnaround


About 3 alpha androstenediol glucuronide

What is 3α-androstanediol glucuronide?

3α-Androstanediol glucuronide is a “male” sex hormone (an androgen) produced from the breakdown of testosterone. Testosterone is first metabolised to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is further metabolised to 3α-androstanediol glucuronide.

Hormones are chemical messengers used by the body to respond to internal and external influences. The activity of hormones must be finely regulated to produce the desired physiological effect. This regulation is typically coordinated by complex interactions between several different hormones. Both excessive production and a deficiency in the production of steroid hormones can cause ill health. 

Disorders related to 3α-androstanediol glucuronide include acne and hirsutism, a disorder characterised by excessive hair growth.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of 3α-androstanediol glucuronide in the blood and can be used to help diagnose peripheral androgen formation and action.

What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.