Sign in →

Test ID 17OHP 17-Hydroxypregnenolone, Serum

Useful For

As an ancillary test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), particularly in situations in which a diagnosis of 21-hydroxylase and 11-hydroxylase deficiency have been ruled out

 

Confirming a diagnosis of 3-beta-hydroxy dehydrogenase (3-beta-HSD) deficiency

 

Analysis for 17-hydroxypregnenolone is also useful as part of a battery of tests to evaluate females with hirsutism or infertility; both can result from adult-onset CAH.

Special Instructions

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

17-Hydroxypregnenolone, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  28 days

Reference Values

CHILDREN*

Males

Premature (26-28 weeks): 1,219-9,799 ng/dL

Premature (29-36 weeks): 346-8,911 ng/dL

Full term (1-5 months): 229-3,104 ng/dL

6 months-364 days: 221-1,981 ng/dL

1-2 years: 35-712 ng/dL

3-6 years: <277 ng/dL

7-9 years: <188 ng/dL

10-12 years: <393 ng/dL

13-15 years: 35-465 ng/dL

16-17 years: 32-478 ng/dL

 

TANNER STAGES

Stage I: <209 ng/dL

Stage II: <356 ng/dL

Stage III: <451 ng/dL

Stage IV-V: 35-478 ng/dL

Females

Premature (26-28 weeks): 1,219-9,799 ng/dL

Premature (29-36 weeks): 346-8,911 ng/dL

Full term (1-5 months): 229-3,104 ng/dL

6 months-364 days: 221-1,981 ng/dL

1-2 years: 35-712 ng/dL

3-6 years: <277 ng/dL

7-9 years: <213 ng/dL

10-12 years: <399 ng/dL

13-15 years: <408 ng/dL

16-17 years: <424 ng/dL

 

TANNER STAGES

Stage I: <236 ng/dL

Stage II: <368 ng/dL

Stage III: <431 ng/dL

Stage IV-V: <413 ng/dL

ADULTS

Males

≥18 years: 55-455 ng/dL

Females

≥18 years: 31-455 ng/dL

*Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Roberts WL, et al: Development and performance evaluation of a tandem mass spectrometry assay for 4 adrenal steroids. Clin Chem 2006;52(8):1559-1567

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84143

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
17OHP 17-Hydroxypregnenolone, S 6765-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81151 17-Hydroxypregnenolone, S 6765-2

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Testing Algorithm

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.