Laboratory Test Information Guide

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

Test Name: 17-Ketogenic Steroids, 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Urine steroid measurements have been superseded by more specific and sensitive serum steroid assays.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: 
Male, 10 years - Adult:
30.0-70.0 µmol/d
Female, 10 years - Adult:
14.0-55.0 µmol/d
Children:
<5 years: <14.0 µmol/d
5-10 years: <30.0 µmol/d
Effective Date: 2004-06-17
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Primarily reflects production of cortisol, cortisone, 17 OH-progesterone and pregananetriol. Gives an overall assessment of glucocorticoid production. Increased in Cushing's syndrome but urinary free cortisol is preferred test.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
17KGSU24
 
Referred To: Hospital In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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