21-Hydroxyprogesterone (Post-menopausal)

Optimal Result: 0.3 - 1.4 ng/mg Creat/Day.

21-Hydroxyprogesterone is a steroid hormone with mineralocorticoid properties produced in the adrenal gland which serves as a precursor hormone to aldosterone.

What does it mean if your 21-Hydroxyprogesterone (Post-menopausal) result is too low?

21-Hydroxyprogesterone is a steroid hormone with mineralocorticoid properties produced in the adrenal gland which serves as a precursor hormone to aldosterone. Low levels maybe the result of low progesterone and/or primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency.

What does it mean if your 21-Hydroxyprogesterone (Post-menopausal) result is too high?

21-Hydroxyprogesterone is a steroid hormone with mineralocorticoid properties produced in the adrenal gland which serves as a precursor hormone to aldosterone. Elevated levels may cause mineralocorticoid hypertension. Elevations have been associated with chronic exposure to ACTH, Cushing’s disease, type 2 diabetes, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenocortical carcinoma.

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