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Test ID F17HY 17-Hydroxyprogesterone

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red Top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is not acceptable. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Method Name

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Reporting Name


Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days

Reference Values

Adult Males


18-30 years

32-307 ng/dL

31-40 years

42-196 ng/dL

41-50 years

33-195 ng/dL

51-60 years

37-129 ng/dL


Adult Females


Pre-Menopausal Mid Follicular

23-202 ng/dL

Pre-Menopausal Surge

67-349 ng/dL

Pre-Menopausal Mid Luteal

139-431 ng/dL

Postmenopausal Phase

<or=45 ng/dL




First Trimester

78-457 ng/dL

Second Trimester

90-357 ng/dL

Third Trimester

144-578 ng/dL




Cord Blood**

1000-3000 ng/dL

Premature Infants** (31-35 weeks)

<or=405 ng/dL

Term Infants (12 hrs)**

<460 ng/dL

Values decline gradually to prepubertal levels



Male and Female


<30 days

Not established

1-11 months

<or=147 ng/dL

1 year

<or=139 ng/dL

2 years

<or=134 ng/dL

3 years

<or=131 ng/dL

4 years

<or=131 ng/dL

5 years

<or=133 ng/dL

6 years

<or=137 ng/dL

7 years

<or=145 ng/dL

8 years

<or=154 ng/dL

9 years

<or=166 ng/dL

10 years

<or=180 ng/dL

11 years

<or=196 ng/dL

12 years

<or=213 ng/dL

13 years

<or=233 ng/dL

14 years

<or=254 ng/dL

15 years

19-276 ng/dL

16 years

23-300 ng/dL

17 years

26-325 ng/dL


Tanner Stages**


II-III Males

12-130 ng/dL

II-III Females

18-220 ng/dL

IV-V Males

51-190 ng/dL

IV-V Females

36-200 ng/dL


**Includes data from J Clin Endocrinol etab. 1991;73:674-686; J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1989; 69:1133-1136; and J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1994; 78:266-270. Pedatr Res 1988;23:525-529.

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

6 to 10 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

Test Classification

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
F17HY 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
F17HY 17-Hydroxyprogesterone 1668-3