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ID:167 Progesterone
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DescriptionProgesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen.
IndicationConfirmation of ovulation and assesment of adequacy of the luteal phase.
Additional InfoOptimal luteal phase indicated by progesterone 25-60 nmol/L 7 days prior to next menstrual period (aka day 21). PLEASE NOTE: TEST CAN ONLY BE ADDED TO A SAMPLE WITHIN 8 HOURS OF COLLECTION
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationThe higher the progesterone level the more likely it is that ovulation has occurred. Levels should be at least 25 nmol/L (preferably >40 nmol/L). Levels <10 nmol/L indicate an inadequate luteal phase.

Ref. Range (Male)<2
Ref. Range (Female)see comment
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notesfemales: luteal phase 25 - 60 nmol/L, postmenopausal/follicular phase <2 nmol/l men <2 nmol/l
Unitsnmol/L


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Turnround CommentMinimum re-test interval = 7 days
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 04/12/2015 15:55:05. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 04/12/2014 15:55:05.