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22974 Progesterone

Progesterone
Test Code: PROGES
Synonyms/Keywords
P4
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​Serum Separator Tube (SST)​Red Top Tube (RTT)​0.5 mL​0.4 mL​0.3 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
Samples collected in SST must be removed from gel barrier within 24 hours of collection.
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from the clot within one hour for storage or transport.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerated​ 48 hours​
Frozen​ >48 hours​
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed​
​Samples left on gel barrier greater than 24 hours
Interference

Human Anti-Murine Antibodies (HAMA) may develop leading to test interference in patients receiving murine-based agents for chemotherapy or tumor-imaging studies.

DHEA supplements may cause falsely elevated Progesterone results around the clinically important decision level of approximately 1 ng/mL of Progesterone.  Recommend to use an alternative method such as liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy in patients taking DHEA supplements.​

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​
 Competitive Immunoassay using Direct Chemiluminescent Technology/Siemens Centaur
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​
Non-Pregnant Female:
Follicular phase: <0.2 - 1.4 ng/mL
Luteal phase: 3.3 - 25.6 ng/mL  
Mid-Luteal phase:  4.4 - 28.0 ng/mL 
Post Menopausal: <0.2 -0.7 ng/mL
 
Pregnant Female:
1st Trimester: 11.2 - 90.0 ng/mL
2nd Trimester: 25.6 - 89.4 ng/mL
3rd Trimester: 48.4 - 422.5 ng/mL
 
Adult Male: <0.2 - 1.2 ng/mL
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84144​
Synonyms/Keywords
P4
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
Centricity​ ​Progesterone
​Cerner ​Progesterone level
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​Serum Separator Tube (SST)​Red Top Tube (RTT)​0.5 mL​0.4 mL​0.3 mL​
Collection Processing
Samples collected in SST must be removed from gel barrier within 24 hours of collection.
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from the clot within one hour for storage or transport.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerated​ 48 hours​
Frozen​ >48 hours​
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed​
​Samples left on gel barrier greater than 24 hours
Interference

Human Anti-Murine Antibodies (HAMA) may develop leading to test interference in patients receiving murine-based agents for chemotherapy or tumor-imaging studies.

DHEA supplements may cause falsely elevated Progesterone results around the clinically important decision level of approximately 1 ng/mL of Progesterone.  Recommend to use an alternative method such as liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy in patients taking DHEA supplements.​

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​
Non-Pregnant Female:
Follicular phase: <0.2 - 1.4 ng/mL
Luteal phase: 3.3 - 25.6 ng/mL  
Mid-Luteal phase:  4.4 - 28.0 ng/mL 
Post Menopausal: <0.2 -0.7 ng/mL
 
Pregnant Female:
1st Trimester: 11.2 - 90.0 ng/mL
2nd Trimester: 25.6 - 89.4 ng/mL
3rd Trimester: 48.4 - 422.5 ng/mL
 
Adult Male: <0.2 - 1.2 ng/mL
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​
 Competitive Immunoassay using Direct Chemiluminescent Technology/Siemens Centaur
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84144​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.