This test helps to measure the level of 17 OH Progesterone in the blood. Generally, this test helps to determine if a person is having abnormal level of 17 OH Progesterone or not as an imbalance of this steroid hormone may cause physical disorders. Doctors also suggest to go for this test in case of abnormal menstrual period or adrenal tumor. This test is also effective In case of PCOS for females. You must inform your doctor if you are already on medication before appearing for the test. For women who are having menstrual period, the doctors may give some specific instructions before collecting samples. The test results may vary depending upon age, gender and health condition.
High levels of 17 OH progesterone can cause Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. 17 OH progesterone test is necessary for people who are having symptoms of CAH.
When to get tested?
If any child is having CAH symptoms such as
- Lack of energy
- Low blood pressure
- Ambivalent genitals
- Loss of appetite
If any young girl or woman is having CAH symptoms like
- Early hair growth in pubic or armpit
- Excessive hair growth
- Genitalia that have more male characteristic
- Irregular menstrual
- A deep voice
If any young boy or male is having symptoms like
- Early puberty at age of 2 or 3
- Defined muscles
- Large penis or small testes
- A deep voice
17 OH Progesterone Test price is very low.
A health provider will take a small amount of blood from a vein or artery in the hand.
Fasting is not necessary for infants but if you are an adult, your doctor may suggest to fast for at least 8 or 7 hours before taking blood for an exact result. The 17 OH progesterone test cost is very inexpensive.
Normally newborn babies have 17-OH progesterone levels ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 ng/dL, and adults less than 200 ng/dL. Increased 17-OH progesterone levels indicate you have CAH. Find a 17-OH progesterone test near you to get your test done.