CAH Panel 6C (Full Screen)


Sunquest Code:CAH6C  
Epic Code:LAB6541Epic Name:CAH Panel 6 C Full Screen
Synonyms:Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Screening
Methodology:Liquid chromatrography/ Tandem mass spectrometry
Test Includes:Androstenedione, LC/MS/MS, 11-Deoxycortisol, LC/MS/MS, Serum; Cortisol, Total, LC/MS/MS; DHEA (Decydropiandrosterone), Unconjugated, LC/MS/MS; 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, LC/MS/MS; Testosterone, Total, LC/MS/MS
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.4 mL (Does not allow for repeat analysis)
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis. Gross lipemia or icteria. Collection in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 4 mL, 2.08 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator or frozen..
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Samples are stable for 24 hours at room temperature, 4 days refrigerated and 28 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:16978


Interpretive

Reference Range:See individual assays.
Use:Useful for diagnosis and differential diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).; similar to CAH Panel 6B Comprehensive Screen, but without deoxycorticosterone in order to decrease specimen requirement and allow faster turnaround time.


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