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Progesterone, Pediatric

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry/Immunology Resident at x3-1438. for patients > 20 years old.
Available Stat? No
Test code NPROG
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Collected in Gold top
Processing notes Refrigerate serum. Specify age, sex and menstrual phase and menopausal and pregnancy status on the request form. Order Quest # 17183
Normal range Males:
5-9 years ≤ 0.7 ng/mL
10-13 years ≤ 1.2 ng/mL
14-17 years ≤ 0.8 ng/mL
18-29 years ≤ 0.3 ng/mL
30-39 years ≤ 0.2 ng/mL
40-49 years ≤ 0.2 ng/mL
50-59 years ≤ 0.2 ng/mL

5-9 years 0.6 ng/mL
10-13 years 10.2 ng/mL
14-17 years 11.9 ng/mL
Early Follicular Phase ≤ 0.6 ng/mL
Late Follicular Phase ≤ 2.7 ng/mL
Mid-Cycle Phase ≤ 16.1 ng/mL
Luteal Phase ≤ 3.0-31.4 ng/mL
Postmenopausal Women ≤ 0.2 ng/mL
Synonyms Progesterone ultrasensitive;
Stability Room temperature 2 weeks, refrigerated 4 weeks, frozen 2 years.
Turn around times Test run 5x per week. Turnaround time: 6-8 days.
Additional information This send-out assay is primarily reserved for testing in pediatric patients with suspected or complex endocrine abnormalities. For adult patients see "Progesterone" (test code PROG). It requires approval if ordered in patients over the age of 20

This test (1) establishes the presence of a functioning corpus luteum or luteal cell function, (2) confirms basal body temperature measurements of the occurrence of ovulation, (3) affords an indication of the day of ovulation, (4) assesses placental function during pregnancy.
CPT coding 84144-90
LOINC code 2839-9
Last Updated 10/28/2013 11:48:53 AM
Entry Number 782
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