Sample type: Serum
Test name: Progesterone
Condition / Indication: Endocrine
Special precautions & notes: Sample taken 7 days before anticipated onset of menstruation, can give a guide to whether ovulation has occurred.
Reference range: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: Follicular: <4 nmol/L, Luteal: >12 nmol/L. When measured 7 days before onset of menses, progesterone >30 nmol/L confirms ovulation. A result 12-30 should be repeated with careful timing. Repeat results >12 nmol/L, in the presence of regular cycles, is consistent with normal ovulation. See document below for Reference Ranges in Children.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 1 day