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17 Hydroxyprogesterone

Test Name: 17 Hydroxyprogesterone
Alternate Description: 17 OH Progesterone
LIS Code: 17PRGN
Lab Section:

Pathology Core Reference Lab

Fluid Type:

Serum or Heparinized Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.2 mL Serum

Preferred Volume:

0.5 mL Serum

Type Specimen:

Serum is preferred. Lithium Heparin Plasma also acceptable.

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Non Gel Red Top (Preferred), Non Gel Green Top also acceptable

Container (Whole Blood Required):

7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top

Specimen Stability:

Up to 1 week refrigerated, longer if frozen

Specimen Transport:


Test Results:



Run every other week

Stat Availability:

Not available

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

Within 2 wks of collection

Critical Value:


Specimen Preparation (In House):

Allow blood to clot for at least 30 minutes after collection. Spin separate and freeze until analysis.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until courier pickup.

Reference Value:
Male Female
All ages: 0.3 - 2.1 ng/ml Follicular: 0.1 - 0.8 ng/ml
  Luteal: 0.3 - 2.9 ng/ml
  Pregnancy: 1.2 - 300 ng/ml
  Postmenopausal: 0.1 - 0.5 ng/ml