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Progesterone

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB529

 

Methodology: 

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Plasma from EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top),
Sodium heparin (green-top) and Lithium heparin (green-top)
also acceptable.
Transport:
Room temperature
Unacceptable conditions: SST tubes.
Stability: Room temperature: 14 days:  Refrigerated: 28 days Frozen: 2 years

 

Notes: 

This test (1) establishes the presence of a functioning corpus lutem or luteal cell function, (2) confirms basal body temperature measurements of the occurrence of ovulation, (3) affords an indication of the day of ovulation, (4) assesses placental function during pregnancy.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=17183

CPT Code(s): 

84144

Last Changed: 

9/7/2017 6:27:36

Last Reviewed: 

9/7/2017 6:27:46