Determination of progesterone in human serum or plasma may help in the evaluation and assessment of the luteal phase.
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
Progesterone is the hormone secreted by the corpus luteum. It prepares the endometrium to receive the fertilized ovum and is necessary to maintain early pregnancy. Maximum progesterone occurs approximately 7 days post ovulation ie the routine measurement of this hormone can be used as a clinical indication of ovulatory status. Normally day 21
Luteal phase 15- 100 nmol/L
Follicular phase 1-4 nmol/L
Post menopausal <4 nmol/L
ECLIA. Roche Cobas e411.
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