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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
11-deoxycortisol
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
5mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Do not use SST tube
Reference Ranges
Adult 7-18 nmol/L (0900h) ; Neonate: <20 nmol/L (>48h after birth)
Storage
Freezer
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Used in a) diagnosis and monitoring of congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 11-beta hydroxylase deficiency and (typically suspected when CAH is suspected clinically but when 17-OHP values are equivocal)  and b) assessment of adrenal response in the metyropone
Turn around time
20 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017