Understand Your Test

Hydroxyprogesterone

Formal Name

 

17-Hydroxyprogesterone

 

Why Get Tested?

To screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH); sometimes to help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

When To Get Tested?

As part of a routine newborn screen when an infant's sex is not obvious (ambiguous genitalia); when a female has increased growth of facial and body hair (hirsutism) or other symptoms that could be related to elevated male sex hormones; when a male child has premature sexual development; periodically to monitor CAH treatment.