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Test Code 17 OHCS 17 Hydroxycorticosteroids Urine

Clinical System Name

17 Hydroxycorticosteroid Group


17 Hydroxysteroids Urine
17-Hydroxycorticorsteroids Urine
Dexamethasone - Urine
Hydroxycorticosteroids - 17 Urn

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s):Leak-Proof Container

Preferred Vol: 20 mL from 24 hour urine collection with 10 grams boric acid added to the container

Minimum Vol: 10.0 mL


Note: Refrigerate during collection.  Also acceptable for collection: 25 mL 50% acetic acid or 6N HCL. Test includes a urine creatinine. Method is affected by improper specimen collection and by pH (must be <7.5).

This test may be run from the same collection as Free Cortisol urine

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Room temperature unacceptable

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Place entire collection jug in CPA 2 fridge. . Mix well, measure and note total volume. pH must be <7.5. Transfer 20.0 mL to a plastic urine bottle affixed with a large computer label and refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator. Frozen specimens are acceptable.


Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d

30 d



STAT Performed TAT
N  Collected daily; set up 2 days a week 3 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute



Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130


Phone Number

(800) 553-5445




Reference Range


  mG/24 hr mG/G Creatinine
2 - 17 Years 1.1 - 7.5 0.9 - 15.3
Adult Male 4.0 - 11.0 1.9 - 9.5
Adult Female 3.0 - 10.0 1.9 - 9.5



Method: Colorimetric with Porter-Silber Reaction

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes

83491 (TLZ 02/17/16)




Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name:

17-Hydroxycorticosteroids & 17-Ketosteroids, 24-HR Urine

Reference Test Number:



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