Testing & Diagnosis for Premature Adrenarche in Children

Tests

How is premature adrenarche diagnosed?

If your child is showing symptoms of premature adrenarche, her healthcare provider may want to simply monitor it for a while with regular checkups. Other diagnostic procedures may be performed to rule out causes and complications. These could include:

  • monitoring your child’s growth patterns to see if she is growing at a steady rate
  • bloodwork to measure hormone levels
  • x-ray of your child’s hand to determine “bone age,” which can indicate early puberty