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17-Hydroxyprogesterone/ 17-OH Progesterone Test

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The 17-Hydroxy-Progesterone (17-OHP) test is a blood test that measures the levels of 17-hydroxy-progesterone, a hormone involved in cortisol production. It's primarily used to screen newborns for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a genetic disorder, and to monitor treatment for CAH. It can also be used to investigate infertility in men and, in some cases, aid in the evaluation of adrenal or ovarian tumors, although other tests are typically needed for confirmation.

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17-Hydroxyprogesterone/ 17-OH Progesterone Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the 17-Hydroxyprogesterone/ 17-OH Progesterone Test with a clear pricing structure.

The 17-Hydroxyprogesterone/ 17-OH Progesterone Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,715 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

This test measures the concentration of 17-hydroxy-progesterone hormone in the serum.

  • The test is typically performed to diagnose and monitor adrenal gland disorders, especially congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
  • It helps assess the production of hormones, including cortisol, in the adrenal glands.
  • It helps in monitoring cortisol replacement therapy
  • It helps in evaluating infertility
  • It is useful in evaluating adrenal and ovarian neoplasm
  • This test is recommended when there is a suspicion of adrenal gland dysfunction or CAH.
  • It is often ordered for individuals, including newborns, who exhibit symptoms or have a family history of CAH.

A positive 17-Hydroxy-Progesterone (17-OHP) test result doesn't necessarily mean you have a definite condition. However, it does indicate the need for further investigation. 

  • In Newborns: A positive test in a newborn raises the possibility of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). More specific tests are needed to confirm CAH diagnosis.
  • In Adults: In adults, a positive result could suggest:
    • Untreated or poorly controlled CAH.
    • A less common possibility of infertility in men.
    • In rare cases, an adrenal or ovarian tumor (other tests are usually needed for confirmation).

The test involves a blood draw, where a healthcare professional collects a serum sample from a vein, typically in the arm. The procedure is minimally invasive and relatively quick.

There are no specific preparations required for the test. However, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider before taking the test, as they may have specific instructions or recommendations based on your individual medical history and current health status. Adhering to the healthcare provider's guidelines is essential for accurate test results.

Additional tests that may be ordered alongside the 17-Hydroxy-Progesterone test include hormonal assays to assess cortisol and other adrenal hormones.

  • Cortisol Testing: Testing cortisol levels can provide additional information about adrenal function and help differentiate between various adrenal disorders. 
  • ACTH Stimulation Test: This test involves injecting synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and measuring cortisol levels in response. It helps determine the cause of adrenal insufficiency or Cushing's syndrome. 
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test: This test involves administering dexamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid, and measuring cortisol levels to assess adrenal function and diagnose conditions like Cushing's syndrome.
  •  Aldosterone and Renin Testing: They can help diagnose disorders like primary aldosteronism or secondary aldosteronism.
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