Steroid hormones: relevance and measurement in the clinical laboratory

Clin Lab Med. 2004 Mar;24(1):105-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2004.01.004.


Steroid hormones are synthesized in the adrenal cortex, the gonads, and the placenta; are all derived from cholesterol and many are of clinical importance. This article addresses the relevance and methods of measurement of steroid hormones in the clinical laboratory.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chemistry, Clinical / methods*
  • Endocrine System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Hormones / analysis*
  • Humans
  • Steroids / analysis*


  • Hormones
  • Steroids