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Test Compendium

6860: PROGESTERONE

Test Code

  • 6860

Test Synonym

  • P4 FERTILITY

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Additional Information

  • 3rd Generation Progesterone effective as of June 12, 2017

Specimen Stability

  • 1 day at 20-25 °C 5 days at 2-8 °C, 6 months at -20 °C. Freeze only once.

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    F Reference Range (ng/mL) Follicular Phase ............. 0.06-0.9 Ovulation Phase(Midcycle) ............. 0.12-12.0 Luteal phase ............. 1.8-24.0 Postmenopause* ............. 0.05-0.13 Pregnancy Stages Females First trimester ............. 7-35 Second trimester ............. 18-53 Third trimester ............. 59-214 *Women receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) will have higher values, depending on the HRT formulations and cycle time. ng/mL
    Male 0.1 - 0.5 ng/ml