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Beckman Coulter 33555 Access Progesterone Calibrator (S0-S5)


Analyzer Series: Access Analyzer Series
Brand: Beckman Coulter
Manufacturer SKU: 33555
Package Size: 2.5 mL
Test Name: Progesterone
Analyzer Type: Hematology Analayzer
SKU: 33555 Category:


Beckman Coulter 33555 Access Progesterone Calibrator Progesterone Test Specifications

Beckman Coulter 33555 Access Progesterone Calibrator Progesterone Test INTENDED USE:

The Access Progesterone Calibrators are intended to perform Progesterone Test and calibrate the Access Progesterone assay for the quantitative determination of progesterone levels in human serum using the Access Immunoassay Systems.

Beckman Coulter 33555 Access Progesterone Calibrator Progesterone Test: SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION

Quantitative assay calibration is the process by which samples with known analyte concentrations (i.e., assay calibrators) are tested like patient samples to measure the response. The mathematical relationship between the measured responses and the known analyte concentrations establishes the calibration curve. This mathematical relationship, or calibration curve, is used to convert RLU (Relative Light Unit) measurements of patient samples to specific quantitative analyte concentrations.

What is a progesterone test?

A progesterone test measures the level of progesterone in a sample of your blood. Progesterone is a hormone that’s made mainly by the ovaries, which are two glands in the female reproductive system that contain eggs.

Each month, progesterone prepares your uterus for pregnancy. During a normal menstrual cycle, an ovary releases an egg and your progesterone levels begin to rise. Progesterone makes the lining of your uterus grow thicker so that a fertilized egg can attach (implant) inside of the uterus and grow into a baby.

If you don’t become pregnant, your progesterone levels will fall. The lining of your uterus will become thinner again. When your uterus starts to get rid of the extra blood and tissue, your menstrual period will begin.

If you become pregnant, progesterone levels will continue to rise to about 10 times higher than usual to support the pregnancy. High levels of progesterone prevent the uterus from contracting (squeezing) and causing pre-term labor. Much of the progesterone you need for a healthy pregnancy is made by the placenta. The placenta is the organ that grows in the uterus to provide nutrients and oxygen to the unborn baby.

A progesterone test can help show whether low progesterone levels are causing female infertility (problems getting pregnant after a year of trying) or problems during pregnancy. The test may also help diagnose certain problems with the adrenal glands that may cause high levels of progesterone in both females and males.

Other names: serum progesterone, progesterone blood test, PGSN

Progesterone Test: What is it used for?

A progesterone test may be used to help:

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Beckman Coulter 33555 Access Progesterone Calibrator Progesterone Test


  • Find the cause of female infertility.
  • Check to see if fertility treatments are working.
  • Find out your risk of a miscarriage (loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks).
  • Diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, which is a fertilized egg that tries to grow outside of the uterus. The egg cannot grow into a baby when it’s in the wrong place. It must be removed to avoid damage to your organs. This can be a medical emergency.
  • Check the health of a high-risk pregnancy.



  • Diagnose ovarian cancer or problems with your adrenal glands. Normally, your adrenal glands make small amounts of progesterone. High levels of progesterone may be a sign of an adrenal gland disorder in both females and males.