Cleveland Heartlab #'s, H, Test

CPT Code: 83498
Order Code: 1263
ABN Requirement: No
Synonym: Hydroxyprogesterone-17
Specimen: Serum or EDTA Plasma
Volume:  0.5 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.3 mL
Container: Red Top (no gel barrier) tube or EDTA (Lavender Top) tube


Red Top Serum:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge 10 minutes.
  5. Aliquot serum into a labeled transport tube labeled as “Red Top Serum” and cap tightly.
  6. Store transport tube refrigerated at 2-8oC until ready to ship.

EDTA Plasma:

  1. Draw and gently invert 8 to 10 times.
  2. Centrifuge immediately for 10 minutes at 1300 RCF at room temperature.
  3. Pre-squeeze transfer pipet bulb and draw off approximately 2/3 of the upper plasma layer.
    Note: This ensures that the buffy coat and red cells remain undisturbed.
  4. Aliquot plasma into labeled transport tube labeled as “EDTA plasma” and cap tightly. Discard original tube.
  5. Store transport tube refrigerated at 2-8oC until ready to ship.

Transport: Store serum or EDTA plasma at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.


Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
7 days
Frozen (-20°C):
2 years

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than red top serum or EDTA plasma; samples collected in serum separator tube (SST) will be rejected; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; samples submitted in glass tubes

Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Turn Around Time: 3-7 days

Reference Range:

Adult Male18-30 Years32-307
31-40 Years42-196
41-50 Years33-195
51-60 Years37-129
Adult FemalePre-Menopausal Mid Follicular23-102
Pre-Menopausal Surge67-349
Pre-Menopausal Mid Luteal139-431
Postmenopausal Phase≤45
Pregnancy: First Trimester78-457
Pregnancy: Second Trimester90-357
Pregnancy: Third Trimester144-578
Pediatric1-11 Months≤147
1 Year≤139
2 Years≤134
3 Years≤131
4 Years≤131
5 Years≤133
6 Years≤137
7 Years≤145
8 Years≤154
9 Years≤166
10 Years≤180
11 Years≤196
12 Years≤213
13 Years≤233
14 Years≤254
15 Years19-276
16 Years23-300
17 Years26-325
InfantCord Blood1000-3000
Premature Infant (31-35 Weeks)≤405
Term Infant (12 hours)
Values decline gradually
to prepubertal levels
<30 DaysNo Range Established
Tanner StagesII-III Male12-130
II-III Female18-220
IV-V Male51-190
IV-V Female36-200

Clinical Significance: 17-hydroxyprogesterone is elevated in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a group of autosomal recessive diseases characterized by a deficiency of cortisol and an excess of ACTH concentration. 17-hydroxyprogesterone is also useful in monitoring cortisol replacement therapy and in evaluating infertility and adrenal and ovarian neoplasms.

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