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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

PROGESTERONE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PROG

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

84144 - Progesterone

Test Includes:

Progesterone level reported in ng/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

A female sex hormone, serum progesterone is used to confirm the occurrence of ovulation and to assess corpus luteum function.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc (ESL Test: 500266)

Phone Numbers:

MIN: 612-813-6280

STP: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

5 - 8 days, test set up Monday - Friday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) serum

Note: Submission of the minimum does not permit repeat analysis

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within 1 hour of collection. Remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Males

Age:

Range (mg/dL):

1 – 16 years

<10 - 15

Adults

<10 - 11

Females

1 – 10 years

<10 - 26

11 years

<10 - 255

12 years

<10 - 856

13 years

<10 - 693

14 years

<10 - 1204

15 years

<10 - 1076

16 years

<10 - 1294

Adult Female Cycle Days

1 – 6 days

<10 - 17

7 – 12 days

<10 - 135

13 – 15 days

<10 - 1563

16 – 18 days

<10 - 2555

Post menopausal

<10

Note: Luteal progesterone peaked from 350 to 3750 ng/dL on days ranging from 17 to 23.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Progesterone assay is not available quickly in many areas of the U.S. Beta hCG titers are a more popular analyte for pregnancy screening

Methodology:

HLC Tandem Mass Spectrometry

References:

Esoterix, Inc. (3/22/2011) Expected Value and S.I. Unit Conversion Table 0603-0614-PC-5M

Esoterix Laboratories April 2012

Updates:

4/17/2012: Reference range update.



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