Test Procedure : 17-Hydroxyprogesterone
Why Get Tested?
To screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH); sometimes to help rule out other conditions
When to Get Tested?
As part of a routine newborn screen, when an infant has ambiguous genitalia, when a young female has hirsutism or other symptoms of virilization, when a male child has premature sexual development, and periodically to monitor CAH treatment
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or blood from a heelstick for an infant