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Progesterone

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Most commonly, progesterone is requested during the investigation of infertility, to look for the presence of ovulation. It may also be used to help diagnose an ectopic or failing pregnancy or in the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
7 days prior onset of menses
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
nmol/L cycle dependant
Anovulation - <15 nmol/L
Possible Ovulation - 15-30 nmol/L
Ovulation - >30 nmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024