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.
Evaluation of three commercial progesterone receptor assays in a single tamoxifen-treated breast cancer cohort.
The individual attention to each specimen that estradiol and progesterone receptor assays require, for example, limits the number of specimens in a batch.

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