17-OH Corticosteroids

This 17-hydroxy corticosteroid (17-OHCS) is a product formed when the liver and other body tissues break down the steroid hormone cortisol. This test enables to find if the body is producing too much cortisol hormone, hence it can be used to screen Cushing’s syndrome.
Test Code: 351
₹ 4,000.00

17-HYDROXY CORTICOSTEROIDS - This is also known as 17-Hydroxy Corticosteroids and 17 OHCS. 17OHCS is synthesized by the breakdown of the Cortisol steroid hormone. This test evaluates the 17OHCS amount in the urine. This is for detecting the level of Cortisol Hormone to diagnose Cushing syndrome.


Lower 17-OHCS may indicate adrenal glands not producing enough of their hormones due to infection and/or disease or organ disorder / dysfunction-related disturbances (such as pituitary gland insufficiency). Higher 17-OHCS may indicate Cushing’s syndrome, severe physical or emotional stress, or hormone replacement therapy. This test is usually done as indicated by the physician from the signs and symptoms of these hormone-related disorders. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms of depression, malnutrition, obesity, pregnancy and severe high blood pressure, etc. Other associated tests include Radio immune assay, ELISA, spectrometry, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

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