17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) is a steroid hormone produced as part of the process of making the cortisol hormone. This test measures 17-OHP amount in the blood to detect and/or evaluate congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
This Test Includes
17- ALPHA- HYDROXY PROGESTERONE
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
To screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH); sometimes to help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
What is this test
17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) is a steroid hormone that is produced as part of the process of making the hormone cortisol. This test measures the amount of 17-OHP in the blood to detect and/or evaluate congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an inherited condition that results in decreased adrenal cortisol and aldosterone and increased male sex hormone (androgen) production.
17-OHP is derived from cholesterol. It is not an active steroid hormone, but is a precursor that can be converted to active hormones.