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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Progesterone

Test Name

Progesterone

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or plasma collected with or without gel separator. Avoid prolonged storage of serum in an SST or separator tube.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Thaw only once.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 2 days, or frozen at -20°C for up to six months before testing. Thaw only once.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Sample Rejection Criteria: Avoid assaying grossly lipemic samples, unlabeled and samples of non sufficient quantity.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 day

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Male:

< 3 nmol/L

 

Female:

Folicular < 6 nmol/L

Luteal 6-64 nmol/L

Test Code

PROG

Methodology

Competitive Binding Immunoenzymatic

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019