Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum

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

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

Avoid blood collection tubes with separator gels (Gold top Vacutainer tubes)

Light Green (Li-Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Morning specimen is preferred. Collect as close to 8 am as possible.

Minimum volume of serum required is 500 ÁL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday - Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: <14 days: <4.9 nmol/L
14 days - <1 year: <3.5 nmol/L
1 - <12 years: <1.2 nmol/L
12 - <14 years: <2.1 nmol/L
14 - <16 years: <4.3 nmol/L
16 - <19 years: <4.0 nmol/L

Male:
≥19 years: <6.0 nmol/L

Female:
Follicular phase: <5.6 nmol/L
Midcycle: <6.8 nmol/L
Luteal phase: <8.6 nmol/L
Post-menopausal: <1.4 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2017-11-07
Revised Date: 2019-06-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: Testing method and reference intervals changed June 26, 2019.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: LC-MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
HPRG
 
Referred To: LifeLabs

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