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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

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