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Deoxycorticosterone (DOC)

Reference Range

Deoxycorticosterone (DOC) is a C-21 (21 carbon atoms) steroid hormones synthesized in the zona fasciculata (ZF) and zona glomerulosa (ZG) of the adrenal gland and is a precursor for the synthesis of cortisol and aldosterone (see the image below).

Deoxycorticosterone.

Deoxycorticosterone.

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The reference range for DOC can be seen in the table below.

Table 1. Deoxycorticosterone Reference Range (Open Table in a new window)

 

Conventional units

SI units

Male

3.5-11.5 ng/dL

106-333 pmol/L

Female

 

 

Follicular phase

1.5-8.5 ng/dL

45-257 pmol/L

Luteal phase

3.5-13 ng/dL

91-393 pmol/L

Pregnancy

 

 

1st trimester

5-25 ng/dL

151-757 pmol/L

2nd trimester

10-75 ng/dL

303-2270 pmol/L

3rd trimester

30-110 ng/dL

908-3329 pmol/L

Children

 

 

< 1 y

7-57 ng/dL

212-1725 pmol/L

1-5 y

4-49 ng/dL

121-1483 pmol/L

6-12 y

 

 

Male

9-34 ng/dL

272-1029 pmol/L

Female

2-13 ng/dL

61-393 pmol/L

 

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