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A precursor of the androgens, estrogens, and adrenocortical hormones. Its concentrations are elevated in 21-hydroxylase deficiency, a form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
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All participants received weekly intramuscular 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (250 mg).
Stability of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone in dried blood spots after autoclaving and prolonged storage.