Investigation : Progesterone
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum Gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
MALE Ref range : ≤0.6 nmol/l
FEMALE Ref range : Null nmol/l
Turnaround : <48 hours

New male progesterone reference interval 01/05/21, results unaffected.
To assess ovulation, samples for progesterone should be collected on day 21, or 7 days before end of cycle (7 days before expected bleed). Consider sequential sampling if cycle length unpredictable. Values range from 16 to 28 nmol/L as the lowest level indicative of ovulation. (NICE CG156/2013)

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Additional information on progesterone and its clinical use can be found here: progesterone.

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