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Test Code OHPG 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum

Reporting Name

17-Hydroxyprogesterone, S

Useful For

The analysis of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHPG) is 1 of the 3 analytes along with cortisol and androstenedione, that constitutes the best screening test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), caused by either 11- or 21-hydroxylase deficiency.

 

Analysis for 17-OHPG is also useful as part of a battery of tests to evaluate females with hirsutism or infertility; both can result from adult-onset CAH

Testing Algorithm

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Additional Information: Indicate patient's age and sex.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel tube

Special Instructions

Reference Values

Children

Preterm infants

Preterm infants may exceed 630 ng/dL, however, it is uncommon to see levels reach 1,000 ng/dL.

Term infants

0-28 days: <630 ng/dL

Levels fall from newborn (<630 ng/dL) to prepubertal gradually within 6 months.

Prepubertal males: <110 ng/dL

Prepubertal females: <100 ng/dL 

Adults

Males: <220 ng/dL

Females

Follicular: <80 ng/dL

Luteal: <285 ng/dL

Postmenopausal: <51 ng/dL

Note: For pregnancy reference ranges, see: Soldin OP, Guo T, Weiderpass E, et al: Steroid hormone levels in pregnancy and 1 year postpartum using isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry. Fertil Steril 2005 Sept;84(3):701-710

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

CPT Code Information

83498

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
OHPG 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, S 1668-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9231 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, S 1668-3

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf).