STEROID PANEL, 21- HYDROXYLASE DEFICIENCY/STRESS DIFERENTIATION
Steroid 21- hydroxylase deficiency accounts for more than 90% of the cases of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). The classical form of CAH presents in childhood with marked raised 17- hydroxypregesterone (17-OHP). Neonates are screened for CAH by testing 17-OHP levels to reduce mortality and other serious sequelae. False positive results can occur due to physiological stress.This test excludes cases of physiological stress from true 21 Hydroxylase deficiency.
Diurnal variation present; sample will be taken between 8-10 am OR 4-6 pm.
Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report 2 days