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Do I need a blood test to evaluate my acne?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Acne is a condition of the skin. In general, blood tests are not usually indicated for people with acne unless certain conditions related to hormonal imbalance are suspected. In these cases, there may be excessive androgen production from either the adrenal gland or the ovary. In these cases, the workup often includes the measurement of selective androgens in the blood that are produced by these glands.
100 Questions & Answers About Acne

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