Sunquest Code:PROG  
Epic Code:LAB529Epic Name:Progesterone
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigeratetd; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:
Female, Adult ng/mL
Follicular < 0.2-1.4
Luteal 3.4-25.6
Post-Menopausal < 0.2-0.73
Female, pregnant  
1st trimester 11.2-90
2nd trimester 25.6-89.4
3rd trimester 48.4-422.5
Male, Adult 0.3-1.2

Non-Pregnant Female  
Mid-Follicular Phase 0.31-1.5
Mid-Luteal Phase 5.16-18.56
Post-Menopausal <0.08-0.78

Pregnant Female  
First Trimester 4.73-50.74
Second Trimester 19.41-45.30

Male 0.14-2.06
Use:Evaluation of ovulation.

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