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4300 17-OH Progesterone

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Competitive immunoassay

Schedule

Once weekly on Tues

Turn-Around Time

2-7 days

Instructions/Notes

Preferred amount: 1.0 mL Serum Minimum amount: 0.5 mL Serum

Clinical Utility

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.

CPT Codes

83498 X 2

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