17-hydroxyprogesterone is elevated in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a group of autosomal, recessive diseases characterized by a dificiency of cortisol and an excess of ACTH concentration. 17-hydroxyprogesterone is also useful in monitoring cortisol replacement therapy and in evalulating infertility and adrenal and ovarian neoplasms.
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Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube; do not submit glass tubes Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry