Test Catalog

Test ID: CAH21    
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Profile for 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Deuterated stable isotopes (d4-cortisol, d7-androstenedione, d8-17-hydroxyprogesterone) are added to a 0.1-mL serum sample as internal standards. Cortisol, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, and the internal standards are extracted from specimens using a Strata X 30-mg cartridge and eluted from the cartridge with methanol. The extracts are then dried down under nitrogen, reconstituted with 75 mcL of 70/30 methanol/H2O containing 1 g/mL of estriol and analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry using multiple-reaction monitoring. A calibration curve is generated by spiking standards into a bovine serum albumin buffer and extracted with each batch of new working internal standard. Controls are extracted with each batch.(Unpublished Mayo method)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

5 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

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Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test