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Test Code: 745
Average Results Turnaround
DHEA supplementation causes a false elevation of values in this standard Immunoassay method for progesterone. Physicians using progesterone levels as a criterion for triggering ovulation in an IVF cycle in patients supplemented with DHEA should assess progesterone levels using a LC/MS/MS progesterone assay, such as order code 17183 performed at Quest Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano.
Note: Do not add on progesterone testing to a barrier gel specimen older than 72 hours.
Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
- Room temperature: 72 hours
- Refrigerated: 7 days
- Frozen: 28 days
Do not add on Progesterone testing to a barrier gel specimen older than 72 hours
Serum stored on barrier gel for more than 72 hours