Progesterone

CPT Code(s):

  • 84144

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Special Instructions:

Do not add on progesterone testing to a barrier gel specimen older than 24 hours

Transport Container:

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 7 days

Methodology:

IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE

Reject Criteria:

Serum stored on barrier gel for more than 24 hours ¥ Do not order progesterone testing as an add on to a barrier gel specimen older than 24 hours. Progesterone binds to barrier gel causing decreased values

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