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Test Code OHPG 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum

Important Note

Order synonym 17HPGS

 

Use Sunquest code 17HPGS to order

Testing Algorithm

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Additional Information: Indicate patient's age and sex.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  7 days

Special Instructions

Reference Values

Children

Preterm infants

Preterm infants may exceed 630 ng/dL, however, it is uncommon to see levels reach 1,000 ng/dL.

Term infants

0-28 days: <630 ng/dL

Levels fall from newborn (<630 ng/dL) to prepubertal gradually within 6 months.

Prepubertal males: <110 ng/dL

Prepubertal females: <100 ng/dL 

Adults

Males: <220 ng/dL

Females

Follicular: <80 ng/dL

Luteal: <285 ng/dL

Postmenopausal: <51 ng/dL

Note: For pregnancy reference ranges, see: Soldin OP, Guo T, Weiderpass E, et al: Steroid hormone levels in pregnancy and 1 year postpartum using isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry. Fertil Steril 2005 Sept;84(3):701-710

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

CPT Code Information

83498

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK
Other Serum gel tube

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.