|Description||Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen.|
|Indication||Confirmation of ovulation and assesment of adequacy of the luteal phase.
|Additional Info||Optimal 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|
|Interpretation||The 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.
|Collection Conditions||No restrictions.|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||<2|
|Ref. Range (Female)||see comment |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||females: luteal phase 25 - 60 nmol/L, postmenopausal/follicular phase <2 nmol/l men <2 nmol/l
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Minimum re-test interval = 7 days|
Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 04/12/2015 15:55:05. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 04/12/2014 15:55:05.