Feb 8, 2018




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Progesterone (PROG) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Progesterone

Test Name: Progesterone

Health Link Test Code: PROG

LIS Test Code: PROG

CPT Code(s): 84144

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, dayshift.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

10 days removed from cells, clot, or gel

24 hours on gel

Stability Frozen:

6 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 2 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.4 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport entire specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


0 days - 42 days 0.9-3.4
43 days - 12 years 0.1-0.3
13-17 years 0.3-1.2
18 years and up 0.0-0.2
0 days - 42 days 0.9-3.4
43 days - 12 years 0.1-0.3
Normal menstruating females:  
Follicular phase <0.1-0.3
Luteal phase 1.2-15.9
Post menopausal <0.1-0.2
1st trimester 2.8-147.3
2nd trimester 22.5-95.3
3rd trimester 27.9-242.5


Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Test Limitations:

Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based protein products.