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Progesterone

Mnemonic

PROG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Supply Item Number – 101235 , 101192 or 147641

 

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum/Plasma (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

  • Grossly hemolyzed specimens
  • Specimens from DHEA-treated patients

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 4 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Males

Age

Progesterone (ng/mL)

All

0.28-1.22 ng/mL

Non-pregnant Females

Cycle

Progesterone (ng/mL)

Follicullar

0.15-1.40

Luteal

3.34-25.56

Mid-Luteal

4.44-28.03

Post-Menopausal

≤0.73

Pregnant Females

Gestation

Progesterone (ng/mL)

1-3 months

11.20-90.00

4-6 months

25.60-89.40

7-9 months

48.40-422.50

Comments

Legacy Laboratory Services has validated the use of lithium heparin plasma with this assay. Lithium heparin plasma has not been approved or cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with this test. Legacy is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.

CPT Codes

84144

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 07:52:51 PM


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