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|Collection Instructions||Collect in red top tube only, Gold top is not acceptable|
|Container type||Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL serum|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Collected in Gold top|
|Processing notes||Order Quest # 17180.|
≥ 18 year old males:
|Stability||Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 2 years.|
|Turn around times||Test run six days a week. Turnaround 3-6 days|
|Additional information||To convert ng/dL to nmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.0303.
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.
|Last Updated||2/14/2011 4:07:23 PM|