- Identifying patients with 5 alpha-reductase deficiency.
- Androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness).
- Monitoring patients receiving 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor.
- In idiopathic hirsuitism about 40% of the patients have an increased DHT level.
Serum concentrations of testosterone and DHT are very variable within the first 6 months of life and through puberty and baseline values may be at the limit of sensitivity. In pre-pubertal patients, values should be assessed before and after treatment with hCG.
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Last updated: 06/12/2019