Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL
Once weekly on Tues
Preferred amount: 1.0 mL Serum Minimum amount: 0.5 mL Serum
17-hydroxyprogesterone is elevated in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a group of autosomal recessive diseases characterized by a deficiency of cortisol and an excess of ACTH concentration. 17-hydroxyprogesterone is also useful in monitoring cortisol replacement therapy and in evaluating infertility and adrenal and ovarian neoplasms.
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