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Lab Test Dictionary

Progesterone, LC/MS/MS (17183)

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01419

Lab Test Days

Sunday-Friday

Standard TAT

2-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or an EDTA (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable. An early morning specimen is preferred.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 14 Days; Refrigerated: 28 Days; Frozen: 2 Years

Rejection Criteria

Serum/plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

84144


Revised

04-30-17

Initials

SL