Measuring Pregnenolone?

Discussion in 'Labs' started by pone, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. pone

    pone Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Ray Peat suggests that cholesterol, vitamin A, and T3 are fed to the mitochondria to produce pregnenolone: ... ure-22.png

    Is there a test - or tests - that will show if we are producing appropriate amounts of pregnenolone? Labcorp shows these tests in reply to a search on pregnenolone:

    500773 Pregnenolone, ACTH Stimulation
    500770 17-OH Pregnenolone, ACTH Stimulation
    140707 Pregnenolone, Mass Spectrometry (Endocrine Sciences)
    140715 17-Hydroxypregnenolone, Mass Spectrometry (Endocrine Sciences)
    070085 17-OH Progesterone, Serum, LCMS
    500175 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Pediatric Profile Six−Comprehensive Screen (Endocrine Sciences)