Test Catalog

Test ID: PGSN    
Progesterone, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Testing is performed using the Roche Cobas e601/602. The Roche Progesterone III assay is a competitive immunoassay using electrochemiluminescence detection. Patient specimen and biotinylated progesterone-specific antibody are incubated to produce immunocomplexes. The amount of immunocomplexes formed is dependent on the progesterone concentration in the sample. Then, streptavidin-coated microparticles and a progesterone derivative labeled with a ruthenium complex are added to the reaction mixture and occupy the open sites still present on the biotinylated antibodies by formation of an antibody-hapten complex. The entire complex becomes bound to the solid phase via interaction of biotin and streptavidin. Next, the reaction mixture is aspirated into measuring cell where the bound microparticles are magnetically captured onto the electrode surface and unbound substances are removed. Voltage is applied to the electrode inducing a chemiluminescent emission which is then measured against a calibration curve to determine the amount of progesterone in the patient specimen.(Package insert: Roche Progesterone III. Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test