Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for 17-Ketosteroids, Urine **TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE 02/23/15**

Test Name: 17-Ketosteroids, Urine **TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE 02/23/15**
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 24 Hour Urine
Collection Information: Restrict drugs for 72 hours, if possible, prior to collection.

Urine steroid measurements have been superseded by more specific and sensitive serum steroid assays. This assay may be discontinued at any time.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
20 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 
10 years-Adult, Male:
42-70 µmol/d

10 years-Adult, Female:
17-52 µmol/d

Children:
<5 years: <7.0 µmol/d
5-9 years: <21.0 µmol/d
Effective Date: 2004-06-17
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Reflects Androsterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone and Androstenedione production from adrenal cortex (adrenal androgens). Increased in adrenal carcinoma, Cushing's syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia associated with hirsutism. Decreased in Addison's disease, panhypopituitarism and myxedema.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
17KSU24
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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