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Overview Brief
The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone is done to check the levels of 17-hydroxyprogesterone in one’s body and if it’s creating enough cortisol

What is 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone?

The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone is performed when the body is not producing enough cortisol, leading to the rise in levels of 17-hydroxyprogesterone.

An increased level of 17-hydroxyprogesterone means that one might have congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) which the 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone can help diagnose.

The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone is recommended for all new-born babies as the condition is common amongst them.

Why is 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone suggested?

The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone is suggested in the following cases:

For infants:

  • Ambiguous genitals
  • Acne
  • Pubic hair

For women:

  • Irregular periods
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Infertility

For men:

  • Achieving puberty as early as the age of 3
  • Infertility

·        Deep voice

How is 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone performed?

The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone is performed as follows:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
  • It is then collected in a test tube and sent for tests.

The 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

What are the parameters measured in 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone?

Following are the ideal values in a 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone for all age groups and genders:

  • 17-Hydroxypregnenolone -Follicular Phase: 20-100 ng/dl
  • 17-Hydroxypregnenolone -Luteal Phase: 100-500 ng/dl

·        17-Hydroxypregnenolone -Post Menopausal Phase: <70 ng/dl

Preparation for 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone

One is asked to fast for at least eight hours before a 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone.

Post-care after 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone

One can continue their normal activities after the 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone.

Sample types in 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone

The blood sample of the patient is taken in a 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone.

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Side effects/risks of 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone

The risks involved with the 17 Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone are:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Hematoma

·        Fainting

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