Progesterone

CPT Code

84144

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

2-8°C, 10 days

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Progesterone is a steroid hormone whose main role is to help prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy. It works in conjunction with several other female hormones. Progesterone is also produced in males but at a much lower level. Its function involves the development of sperm.