17-Ketogenic Steroids

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
100 mL of a 24-hour urine preserved with 25 mL 50% Acetic Acid submitted in a plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
20 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Urine preserved with 1 gram Boric Acid/100 mL submitted in a plastic leak-proof container

Please specify on the request form and on the urine container the patient s age and sex and the total 24-hour urine volume.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Colorimetric (C)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Wed; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
17-Ketogenic Steroids:
Under 1 year:
            < 1.0 mg/24 h
1-10 years:             2.3-3.8 mg/24 h
Adult males:         5.0-23.0 mg/24 h
Adult females:     3.0-15.0 mg/24 h

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.