Ref CAN-DG-460
Kit Type: Competitive ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 0.1 ng/mL
Sample Type: Human serum / 50 μL
Calibrator Range: 0.25–50 ng/mL
Total Assay Time: 45 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • CAN: IVD
  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.
5α-Androstane 3α, 17β-diol Glucuronide (3α Diol G)

5α-Androstane-3α, 17β-diol glucuronide is a C19 steroid and is either abbreviated as 3α-Diol G, 5α-Diol G or simply, α-Diol G. It is produced mainly as a metabolite of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is largely produced in target peripheral tissues such as the skin, especially around hair follicles. The stimulation by large amounts of 3α-Diol G leads to excessive hair formation, notably where hair is not normally present in women.

In recent years the interest in the measurement of this steroid has increased among clinical investigators studying women suffering from idiopathic hirsutism.

Medical applications