FREE PROGESTERONE

Components
Patients should refrain from taking Corticosteroids, ACTH, Estrogen, or Gonadotropin medication for at least 48 hours prior to specimen collection.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 3.0 mL frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
Male:   Up to 50 ng/dL  
Female:   Up to 50 ng/dL  
Pregnancy:   50-200 ng/dL  

Performed
Varies

Turnaround Time8-10 days
Test CodeFPROG
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519
LOINC Codes
Free Progesterone:   72889-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory