17-Hydroxyprogesterone - Pediatric

Sunquest Code:17PPED  
Epic Code:LAB6871Epic Name:17-Hydroxyprogesterone - Pediatric
Synonyms:17 Hydroxy Progesterone; 17-OHP; 17-OHPG; 17-P; Alphahydroxy Progesterone
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:83498
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a gel top tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest)
Referral Lab number:17180


Reference Range:



1-12 mo

11-170 ng/dL

1-4 y

4-115 ng/dL

5-9 y

≤ 90 ng/dL

10-13 y

≤ 169 ng/dL

14-17 y

16-283 ng/dL



Premature (31-35 wk)

≤ 360 ng/dL

Term (3 days)

≤ 420 ng/dL


Tanner Stages


12-130 ng/dL

II-III Female

18-220 ng/dL

IV-V Male

51-190 ng/dL

IV-V Female

36-200 ng/dL



Use:17-hydroxyprogesterone is elevated in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a group of autosomal recessive diseases characterized by a deficiency of cortisol and an excess of ACTH concentration.

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