AnMed Laboratory Services


Progesterone  (PROGESTER)

Synonyms:  None listed
Specimen:  Blood, (1) SST (serum separator) or Red (no preservative) top vacutainer tube. Include patient's age and sex on request form. If female, state weeks of gestation and last menstrual period (LMP).
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  1.0 mL serum
Collection:  If tube other than an SST is collected, transfer serum to a tightly capped plastic aliquot tube within 2 hours of collection for transport. Refrigerate at 2-8°C.
Rejection Criteria:  Plasma specimen; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report
Methodology:  Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)
Test Use:  Obtain indication of ovulation and evaluate function of corpus luteum; ovarian function test
Additional Information:  Increased in congenital adrenal hyperplasia; decreased in threatened abortion, hypogonadism, and short luteal phase syndrome
Testing Includes:  Specimen sent to LabCorp. LabCorp test # 004317.
Testing Facility:  LabCorp