17-hydroxyprogesterone

Background:

Diagnosis and monitoring of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency

Measured as part of a steroid profile, including androstenedione and testosterone (by mass spectrometry).

For urgent analysis of 17-hydroxyprogesterone for diagnosis of CAH in neonates, please contact the Duty Biochemist to arrange transport and analysis.

Other Comments:

Analysed by Clinical Laboratory Services, Level 1 Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2WB

For more information, please see the following: 17-hydroxyprogesterone - Lab Tests Online

Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)

Requirement:

  • Gel/clotted (yellow/red top)

Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks