FPROG - Specimen: Progesterone, Urine

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Test ID: FPROG    
Progesterone, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

10 mL from a 24-hour urine collection. No preservative. Refrigerate specimen during collection. Send specimen frozen in a plastic, 10-mL urine tube (Supply T068).


Note:   1. Indicate collection volume (mL) and duration on order.

           2. Patient should not be on any corticosteroid, ACTH, estrogen or gonadotropin medication, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to start of urine collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than


Anticoagulants other than










Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineFrozen (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 1 hours
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