Steroid Panel, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)


Sunquest Code:CAHCOM  
Epic Code:LAB6542Epic Name:CAH Steroid Panel Complete
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Test Includes:Androstenedione; 11-Deoxycortisol; Cortisol; DHEA, Unconjugated; 17-Hydropregnenolone; Progesterone; 17-Hydroxyprogesterone; Testosterone, Totall, LC/MS/MS; Deoxycorticosterone
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4-7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis, collection in a serum separator tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 72 hours; refrigerated - 7 days; frozen - 3 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:90398


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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