Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Progesterone, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Progesterone, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red, Gold, or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 ÁL for adult samples or 200 ÁL for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:
4 weeks - 1 year: ≤ 2.1 nmol/L
1 - 9 years: ≤ 1.1 nmol/L
Adult: ≤ 0.6 nmol/L

Female:
4 days - 1 year: ≤ 4.1 nmol/L
1 - 9 years: ≤ 1.1 nmol/L
Follicular phase: ≤ 3.7 nmol/L
Ovulatory phase: ≤ 57.2 nmol/L
Luteal phase: 3.4 - 83.6 nmol/L
First Trimester of Pregnancy: 35.0 - 141.0 nmol/L
Second Trimester of Pregnancy: 80.8 - 264.0 nmol/L
Third Trimester of Pregnancy: 187.0 - 681.0 nmol/L
Post-menopausal: ≤ 0.6 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-12-01
Revised Date: 2018-03-06
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
PROG
 
Referred To:  

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