Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

Establish the presence of a functioning corpus luteum or luteal cell function; confirm basal body temperature measurements for the occurrence of ovulation, evaluate the functional state of the corpus luteum in infertility patients, assess placental function during pregnancy. Ovarian function test.

Reference Range *

Adult female: follicular phase 0.0 - 1.6 ng/mL; luteal phase 3.0 - 22.0 ng/mL; mid-luteal phase 5.0 - 22.0 ng/mL; aged >60 yrs: 0.0 - 0.6 ng/mL; oral contraceptives 0.0 - 0.2 ng/mL. Adult male: 0.0 - 0.9 ng/mL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
PROG
MiChart Code
Progesterone
Synonyms
  • PROG
  • PROGESTERONE
  • PROGESTERONE LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Additional Information

Progesterone levels are most helpful when correlated with an endometrial biopsy and basal body temperature curves in nonpregnant subjects in assessing ovarian function. Serum progesterone levels may be increased in association with: choriocarcinomas (including ovarian), ovarian arrheroblastoma, adrenal cortical hyperfunction, ovarian (luteal) cysts, hydatidiform mole, and pregnancy. Decreased or absent serum progesterone may occur in association with, benign neoplasms of the breast and ovary, granulosa cell, lutein cell, and theca cell tumors of the ovary; ovarian and interior pituitary hypofunction, pregnancy complicated by intrauterine fetal death, some patients with hydatidiform mole, and eclampsia.

Billing
CPT Code
84144
Fee Code
23309
LOINC
1668-3
NY State Approved
No