Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the workup of suspected infertility, detection of ovulation, and assessment of the luteal phase.

Mnemonic
PGSN
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plain Red, Pink (K2EDTA), Plasma Separator Tube (PST), Green (Sodium Heparin), or Green (Lithium Heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months.

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2016

Age Males
Less than 1 year Not Established
1-16 years Less than or equal to 0.15 ng/mL
17 years and older Less than or equal to 0.11 ng/mL

Age
Females
Less than 1 year Not Established
1-10 years Less than or equal to 0.26 ng/mL
11 years Less than or equal to 2.55 ng/mL
12 years Less than or equal to 8.56 ng/mL
13 years Less than or equal to 6.93 ng/mL
14 years Less than or equal to 12.04 ng/mL
15 years Less than or equal to 10.76 ng/mL
16 years Less than or equal to 12.94 ng/mL
17 years and older Based on Cycle Days
1-6 days Less than or equal to 0.17 ng/mL
7-12 days Less than or equal to 1.35 ng/mL
13-15 days Less than or equal to 15.63 ng/mL
16-28 days Less than or equal to 25.55 ng/mL
Post-Menopausal Less than or equal to 0.10 ng/mL
Pregnancy, First Trimester 6.25 - 45.46 ng/mL
Pregnancy, Second Trimester 15.40 - 52.10 ng/mL
Pregnancy, Third Trimester 24.99 - 99.92 ng/mL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84144

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2008510 Progesterone, HPLC-MS/MS 2839-9
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Aliases
  • P4
Progesterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or Plasma