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Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 5/18/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 84144
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells into a plastic vial. Do not transport in gel separator tube. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 48 hours refrigerated, or 3 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Progesterone is a steroid hormone which plays an important role in the preparation for, and maintenance of, pregnancy.
Rejection Criteria: Highly icteric specimen; specimen frozen and thawed more than once.

Males 0.14-2.06 ng/mL
Non-pregnant females mid-follicular 0.31-1.52 ng/mL
mid-luteal 5.16-18.56 ng/mL
post menopausal <0.08-0.78 ng/mL
Pregnant females first trimester 4.73-50.74 ng/mL
second trimester 19.41-45.30 ng/mL

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