Steroid Panel, Comprehensive, Pediatric Endocrinology


Sunquest Code:CAHPNL  
Epic Code:LAB6324Epic Name:Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Panel
Synonyms:CAH Panel; CAH Pediatric Profile; Comprehensive Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Steroid Panel
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:82157, 82634, 82533, 82626, 82633, 84143, 84144, 83498, 84403, 82542, 82528, 84140
Test Includes:Androstenedione, 11-Deoxycortisol, Cortisol, DHEA, Unconjugated; 17-OH-Pregnenolone, Progesterone, 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Testosterone, Total, LC/MS/MS; Deoxycorticosterone..
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4-7 days.
Special Instructions:Preferred test for pediatric endocrinology.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL. Minimum volume does not permit repeat analysis.
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis. Gross lipemia or icteria. Collection in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest)
Referral Lab number:90392


Interpretive

Reference Range:See individual assays.
Use:This panel is useful for the diagnosis/management of patients with the most common forms (21-hydroxylase or 11-hydroxylase deficiency) of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.


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