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745: Progesterone Print View
Progesterone IA  Male: < 1.4
Female: Call Client Services 
ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE

Levels increase sharply during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The level increases from 9 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

DHEA supplementation causes a false elevation of values in this
standard immunoassay method for progesterone. Physicians using
progesterone levels as a criterion for triggering ovulation in an
IVF cycle in patients supplemented with DHEA should assess
progesterone levels using a LC/MSMS Progesterone assay, such as
test code 17183 performed at Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano.

NOTE: Do not order progesterone testing as an add on to a
barrier gel specimen older than 72 hours.
Progesterone binds to barrier gel causing decreased values.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84144

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Rejection Criteria: Serum stored on barrier gel for more than 72 hours. Transport Temperature: Room Temperature






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