Resource Summary

OBJECTIVE
Alberta clinicians optimize laboratory testing for investigation of suspected hirsutism
TARGET POPULATION
Women with moderate^ severe or rapidly developing hirsutism
EXCLUSIONS
None

RECOMMENDATIONS
X NO laboratory investigation is required for mild hirsutism
- Refer to endocrinologist for severe or rapidly developing hirsutism
- Consider testing for total testosterone^ DHEAS and androstenedione (drawn after 10 a.m.)
X DO NOT test for LH^ FSH^ estradiol^ progesterone^ DHEA to diagnose hirsutism in absence of menstrual disorders


*** Original Documents can be found and downloaded using the link provided below ***

https://www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs/57545900

Publication Date: 2014-5-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-25 13:43:08