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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Progesterone, Blood

Clinical Significance

Progesterone also known as P4 (pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione) is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy (supports gestation) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen. Levels increase sharply during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The level increases from 9 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Test Name

Progesterone, Blood

Test Code

SPPROG

Division

Biochemistry - Biochemistry

Method

LC-MS/MS

External Proficiency Testing

QMPLS, KKGT - Netherlands (Association for Quality Assessment in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology)

Turn Around Time

Tuesday & Thursday

Specimen Type

Serum, Plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

400 uL

Approval is not required

CPT Codes

84144

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Reference Range

Female

Age

Range (nmol/L)

0 – <14y

 0.0 – 0.9 

14 – <19y

 0.2 – 36.4

Adult

See attachment

Male

Age

Range (nmol/L)

0 – <14y

0.0 – 0.9

14 – <19y

0.2 – 1.2

Adult

See attachment