17-OH Progesterone

A diagnostic test procedure to screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) due to a deficiency in the 21 hydroxylase enzyme and help rule out other conditions.

3,600.00 60 minutes


17-OH P is ordered for diagnosis, management, ruling out and monitoring of the following health conditions:

    Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
    Adult Onset-Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    Precocious (Early) Puberty
    Hirsutism or Infertility

TEST OVERVIEW

   17-OH P is steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland as part of the process of making the important hormone cortisol. Cortisol controls metabolism blood pressure, blood sugar, immune function, and other bodily processes. The production of cortisol is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.

17-OH P requires several enzymes to be converted into cortisol. CAH causes deficiency in the 21-hydroxylase enzyme which causes excessive 17-OH P that produces more androgens (male hormones) which causes virilization or development of male sexual characteristics in both males and females.

TEST INFORMATION

Patient preparation: None
Specimen volume: 2mL Serum
Storage: Ref (2-8C) Frozen (-20C)
Test Tube: SST (serum separator tube)
Turn Around Time: Cut off 4pm every Wednesday, release by Friday 12NN