17-Hydroxypregnenolone - Pediatric

Abbrev Code:17PGNP   
Order Code:LAB6877Order Name:17-Hydroxypregnenolone - Pediatric
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 84143 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in a gel top tube. Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, or icteric specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 5 days of collection. Protect refrigerated sample from temperature extremes.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 28 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:8352


Reference Range:By report. Infants with 21-hydroxylase deficiency may present with non-elevated results.
Use:17-Hydroxypregnenolone is useful in the diagnosis of 3-Beta-Hydroxylase enzyme deficiency, a rare cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and 17-Hydroxylase (P450c17) enzyme deficiency.

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