Lab Test

Progesterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or Plasma

Test Codes

This test is subject to pathology approval prior to sending to the reference laboratory for testing, ARUP #2008509, Order as a Miscellaneous Send Out.

Instructions

DHEA-S, a metabolite of DHEA that may be used as part of in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols to improve ovarian response and IVF treatment outcomes, causes falsely elevated progesterone results on the platform currently used by the Chemistry Lab. If progesterone testing is required on such a patient, please indicate on the order Progesterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS, serum-miscellaneous Send Out to ARUP.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube, One Dark Green-top Lithium or Sodium Heparin tube.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.3 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.3 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 6 months

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Sunday – Saturday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

CPT Codes

84144

Contacts

Last Updated

4/1/2020

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