OHPG - Overview: 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: OHPG    
17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

The analysis of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHPG) is 1 of the 3 analytes along with cortisol and androstenedione, that constitutes the best screening test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), caused by either 11- or 21-hydroxylase deficiency.


Analysis for 17-OHPG is also useful as part of a battery of tests to evaluate females with hirsutism or infertility; both can result from adult-onset CAH

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

17-Hydroxyprogesterone, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

17 Alphahydroxyprogesterone
17 Hydroxy Progesterone, Serum
Progesterone, 17-Hydroxy