17-hydroxyprogesterone (saliva)

Referred to Endocrine Laboratory, Dept of Medical Biochemistry & Immunology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW

Alternative names, keywords

 Salivary 17OHP

Samples required

Saliva (passive drool, not salivette). 5 mL requested per tube.

Click here to download referral laboratory's instructions for collecting day curve samples.

Test indications

Offered for monitoring treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in paediatric patients.

Reference range

Day curve:

08.00: 260 - 1000 pmol/L
12:00: < 130 pmol/L
16:00: < 130 pmol/L
22:00: < 130 pmol/L

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 5 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.


Biochemistry (Referrals)