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How is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) diagnosed?

To diagnose congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), doctors do a blood test to check a person's hormone levels, specifically androgens, cortisol and aldosterone. If a person has CAH, androgen levels will be high, and cortisol and aldosterone will be missing. Doctors might also do a genetic test to look for changes in a person's genes (DNA).

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