progesterone receptor assay

progesterone receptor assay

a tumor-specimen analysis used primarily to determine the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer.

progesterone receptor assay

Oncology A test that detects progesterone receptors in breast and endometrial CAs. See Progesterone receptor positivie. Cf Estrogen receptor.
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Technologist time freed up by the robot on these tests enabled us to add a progesterone receptor assay, which physicians had long sought.
It has certainly lagged significantly behind estrogen and progesterone receptor assay validation.
The individual attention to each specimen that estradiol and progesterone receptor assays require, for example, limits the number of specimens in a batch.