Steroid Panel, Comprehensive, Pediatric Endocrinology

Abbrev Code:CAHPNL   
Order Code:LAB6324Order Name:Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Panel
Synonyms:CAH Panel; CAH Pediatric Profile; Comprehensive Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Steroid Panel
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82157 x1, 82634 x1, 82533 x1, 82626 x1, 82633 x1, 84143 x1, 84144 x1, 83498 x1, 84403 x1, 82542 x1, 82528 x1, 84140 x1
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

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL. Minimum volume does not permit 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 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:72 hours refrigerated; 14 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:90392


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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