PROGESTERONE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells immediately. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
SST, spin and remove serum from cells immediately

Rejection Criteria
Serum stored on barrier gel more than 72 hours.

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Male:   <1.4 ng/mL  
Female:
Folliular:   <1.0 ng/mL  
Luteal:   2.6-21.5 ng/mL  
Postmenopausal:   <0.5 ng/mL  
1st Trimester:   4.1-34.0 ng/mL  
2nd Trimester:   24.0-76.0 ng/mL  
3rd Trimester:   52.0-302.0 ng/mL  

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodePROG
CPT-4 Code (s)
84144
LOINC Codes
2839-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory