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Test showed 17-alpha, progesterone(elisa)- 4.13 ng/ml, TSH(eclia)- 5.340 micIU/mL. Any advice?

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My girl baby, 3 weeks old, following are the LAB blood test results, kindly let me know your observation.
17-Alpha (0H) PROGESTERONE(ELISA) (SERUM) - RESULT- 4.13 ng/ml
Posted Wed, 12 Dec 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 2 hours later

1 Can you please specify when the blood was taken from the baby?
( at what age?)

2 Was it done as part of routine screening test?

3 please write the normal reference range given by the lab as mentioned n the report.

In newborns less than 630 nanogram per deci litre is normal
( higher range is seen in pre term babies)

TSH also you send the reference range in your lab.
Usually, upto10 I U is normal in newborns.
It should be done after 4-5 days of birth.
Dr uma

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