Container: Serum (Gold top)

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