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Disorders of Steroidogenesis

Guide to Steroid Profiling and Biochemical Diagnosis

  • Gill Rumsby
  • Gary M. Woodward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gary M. Woodward, Gill Rumsby
    Pages 1-15
  3. Oliver Clifford-Mobley
    Pages 17-25
  4. Gary M. Woodward, Gill Rumsby
    Pages 27-40
  5. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 41-53
  6. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 55-63
  7. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 75-84
  8. Oliver Clifford-Mobley
    Pages 93-101
  9. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 111-119
  10. Gary M. Woodward
    Pages 121-128
  11. Francis Lam, Oliver Clifford-Mobley
    Pages 137-146
  12. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 147-157
  13. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 159-166
  14. Gill Rumsby
    Pages 167-175
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 177-197

About this book


This book covers the subject of steroid profiling for the diagnosis of disorders of steroidogenesis. Each chapter provides at least one case study for each of the listed disorders in order to illustrate the subtle and nuanced details required for the diagnosis of these conditions. General information is also given about the biology of these disorders and explanations of typical laboratory findings are provided.

This book describes the steroid profile features and its interpretation, in addition to describing the pathophysiology, clinical indications for investigation, general endocrine investigations and genetic considerations for each of the congenital and acquired conditions.

A valuable tool for day-to-day clinical and laboratory investigations of adrenal pathologies and disorders of steroidogenesis, as well as providing impetus to further study.


Steroidogenesis Steroid Profiling Biochemical Diagnosis Congenital disorders Adrenal pathologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Gill Rumsby
    • 1
  • Gary M. Woodward
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical BiochemistryUniversity College London HospitalsLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Clinical BiochemistryUniversity College London Hospitals NHSLondonUK

About the editors

Dr. Gill Rumsby BTech, MSc, PhD, CSci, FRCPath, EuroClinChem, is the Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Biochemist at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University College London Hospitals.

Dr. Gary M Woodward BSc (hons), PhD, MSc, MRCPath, is a Principal Clinical Biochemist and Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University College London Hospitals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disorders of Steroidogenesis
  • Book Subtitle Guide to Steroid Profiling and Biochemical Diagnosis
  • Editors Gill Rumsby
    Gary M. Woodward
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-96363-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07181-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96364-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 197
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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