F17HP - Specimen: 17-Hydroxy Progesterone, Urine

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Test Name

Test ID: F17HP    
17-Hydroxy Progesterone, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

10 mL from a 24-hour urine collection. No special preservative required: hydrochloric acid and boric acid are acceptable Refrigerate  specimen during collection. Send specimen frozen in plastic bottle.


Note:    1. Patient should not be on any Corticosteroid, ACTH, steroid, estrogen, or gonadotropin medication, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to start of urine collection.

            2. Duration and total volume required.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than


Anticoagulants other than





Warm reject; Cold OK





Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineFrozen (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 7 days