What is the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test?
The 17-Hydroxyprogesterone hormone (17-OH progesterone) is produced by the adrenal glands. These are two small glands located on the top of each kidney. Along with the special enzymes or proteins, 17-OH progesterone is converted into a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is constantly released in varying amounts, but high levels are released during physical or emotional stress. Cortisol is also very important in regulating metabolism and the immune system.
When is the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test recommended?
It is recommended:
This is mainly used to check for the most common form of CAH in infants and children.
Symptoms of CAH disorder include increased body hair, a deeper voice, irregular periods, ambiguous genitals, and infertility.
The signs and symptoms of CAH in infants include genitals that are ambiguous, which means not clearly male or female, pubic hair, acne, a lack of energy, disinterest in eating, dehydration, low blood pressure, and vomiting.
Signs and symptoms in young girls and adult women include irregular periods, a deep voice, genitalia that have both male and female characteristics but appear more male, excessive hair growth, early hair growth in the pubic and armpit area, and infertility.
Young boys and adult men may show signs and symptoms of early onset of puberty, beginning as early as age 2 or 3, a deep voice, well-defined muscles, a large penis, small testes, and infertility.
What does it measure?
The 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test measures:
The amount of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It acts as a substrate for the production of cortisol, the hormone responsible for maintaining blood sugar levels, and metabolism, reducing inflammation, and aiding in memory formulation.
A cortisol deficiency can occur due to a lack of appropriate enzymes, leading to an accumulation of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone in the blood.
High levels of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone can indicate a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 3 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test in Delhi?
The cost of the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test in Delhi is Rs. 1500.
How often should I get tested for the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test?
The 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test?
Newborns: 1000-300 ng/dL
Infants: < 100 ng/dL
Adults: < 200 ng/dL
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a 17-Hydroxyprogesterone test with Orange Health in Delhi?
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