Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1484             Geisinger Epic ID: 36103

Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.25 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes are not acceptable for testing. Please submit a separate aliquot for testing.

Specimen processing instructions:
Separate serum after clotting and submit aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimens collected in serum separator tube.

Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
17-OH progesterone.
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
17 Hydroxyprogesterone, QUEST test code 17180
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.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday, Sunday night    
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