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ID:256 11-Deoxycortisol (DOC)
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Description11-DOC is used in the differential diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (11 beta hydroxylase deficiency). 11-DOC should be determined if a 46 XX virilized infant has normal 17OH-progesterone. 11-DOC is used as part of the metyrapone test as a measure of the pituitary-adrenal axis.
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Ref. Range (Male)7 - 13 nmol/L (9 am sample)
Ref. Range (Female)7 - 13 nmol/L (9 am sample)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesSpecifically elevated in 11B-hydroxylase deficiency (>100 nmol/l in neonates with 11-hydroxylase deficiency). 11-deoxycortisol can also be used to follow response to the metyrapone test for Cushings. It is measured at 09:00 hrs before and after test. A rise to over 1050 nmol/l suggests pituitary-dependant disease.

IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround CommentTurnaround time stated by referral lab: 10 days
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 25/07/2020 11:44:54. Published By Eleanor McLaughlan on 25/07/2019 11:44:54.