Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum/Plasma

Test Name: 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): 17-OH Progesterone
17-Hydroxy Progesterone
17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

0-2 years: 2 x 0.5 mL Red or Gold top Microtainers
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Light Green (Li-Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or plasma required is 500 µL for adult samples or 200 µL for pediatric samples.
Test Schedule: Referred out Tuesday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
10 days
3 days
Reference Range: 0 – 1 year: 3.2 – 22.0 nmol/L
1 – 13 years: 1.0 – 4.6 nmol/L
> 14 years: 1.8 – 10.1 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2017-11-07
Revised Date: 2018-08-07
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: Testing method and reference intervals changed August 7, 2018.
Special Processing:  
Comments: STAT testing is available for the pediatric endocrinology department upon biochemist approval. Please call Dr. Angela Rutledge (x77626) or the on-call biochemist to request approval.
Method of Analysis: LC-MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store serum or plasma in the freezer and then ship on dry ice.
System Codes: 
Referred To: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Central Laboratory Receiving (3rd Floor)
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L1
Phone: 613-737-2525 x2069
Fax: 613-738-4819

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul