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Progesterone

Progesterone is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Common Use:
To assess ovarian function, assist in fertility work-ups, and monitor placental function during pregnancy related to disorders such as tumor, cysts, and threatened abortion.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay [ICMA])

Hormonal StateConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 3.18)
PrepubertalLess than 1 ng/mLLess than 3 nmol/L
Adult maleLess than 1 ng/mLLess than 3 nmol/L
Adult female
 Follicular phaseLess than 1 ng/mLLess than 3 nmol/L
 Luteal phase2–25 ng/mL6.4–79.5 nmol/L
 Pregnancy, first trimester10–44 ng/mL31.8–140 nmol/L
 Pregnancy, second trimester19.5–82.5 ng/mL62–262.4 nmol/L
 Pregnancy, third trimester65–229 ng/mL206.7–728.2 nmol/L
 Postmenopausal periodLess than 1 ng/mLLess than 3 nmol/L

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Progesterone." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425075/all/Progesterone.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Progesterone. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425075/all/Progesterone. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Progesterone. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425075/all/Progesterone
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Progesterone [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425075/all/Progesterone.
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