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Progesterone

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Our home progesterone test will confirm if ovulation has occurred and is taken on day 21 of your menstrual cycle. Lab analysed results within 2 working days of receipt.
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Why test
progesterone?

Progesterone is a female sex hormone that has important roles regulating fertility. It is mainly produced by the ovaries after ovulation has occurred. Ovulation is where an egg is released from the ovaries in preparation for fertilisation and pregnancy.

Our ovulation blood test allows you to check your progesterone levels on the 21st day of your menstrual cycle or 7 days before your next period begins. The progesterone test will show if you are ovulating normally. 

When to take This test

Because hormone levels rise and fall throughout the menstrual cycle, you must take the home progesterone test on day 21 of your cycle (or 7 days before your next period starts).

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone is a female steroid hormone and is released mostly during the second part of the menstrual cycle.

Around day 14 of the cycle, an egg is released from the ovary, a process called ovulation. An ovarian follicle encloses the developing egg, and once it is released, the remains of the follicle develop into a structure called the corpus luteum.

The corpus luteum produces progesterone to prepare the body for pregnancy just in case the egg is fertilised and stimulates the thickening of the tissue lining of the uterus, so that the fertilised egg can implant itself. If the egg isn’t fertilised, the corpus luteum breaks down and progesterone levels fall, allowing a new menstrual cycle to begin.

If an egg is fertilised, progesterone has an important role in maintaining pregnancy. It stimulates the production of blood vessels in the womb, as well as the production of nutrients that will keep the early embryo nourished.

Conceiving
1 in 7 couples
in the UK have difficulty conceiving (www.NHS.uk).
Ovulation range
No ovulation range
inconclusive
Normal
ovulation range
<5.82
nmol/L
5.82-29
nmol/L
30-75.9
nmol/L

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Frequently asked questions

Take the guess work out of your health. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked. If you need anything else try our help section.

  • When does progesterone rise?

    Progesterone levels rise after the ovaries have released an egg (ovulation). Progesterone levels will peak around 5-9 days after ovulation, during the luteal phase (second half of the menstrual cycle). Therefore, progesterone levels are usually tested seven days before the start of your next period when levels will be at their greatest.

  • What can cause progesterone imbalances?

    An imbalance of progesterone can be caused by:

    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    • Endometriosis
    • Menopause
    • Miscarriage
    • Ovulation problems
  • What causes progesterone to drop in pregnancy?

    A drop in progesterone during pregnancy can cause miscarriage and premature labour. If a woman is at risk of low progesterone levels during pregnancy, she can be given a synthetic form of the hormone to maintain pregnancy.

  • How can I improve my result?

    A healthy lifestyle made of up of a good, balanced diet and regular exercise can help to keep your periods regular and your menstrual cycle efficient.

    If you have been diagnosed with PCOS it is helpful to lose weight if you’re overweight and eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to ease symptoms.

     

  • What does progesterone do to males?

    Although progesterone is predominantly a female hormone, it is also produced in men. Progesterone has a role in preserving male masculinity because it is a precursor to testosterone.

    As men age, progesterone levels decrease, which reduces the level of testosterone being produced and oestrogen levels rise. Some of the implications of low progesterone levels in men include:

    • Hair loss
    • Reduced sex drive
    • Fatigue
    • Weight gain
    • Depression
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Muscle loss
    • Development of ‘man-boobs’ (gynaecomastia)
  • What to do if your progesterone is low?

    If progesterone levels are low, then it is likely that the ovary hasn’t released an egg. If results reveal that your progesterone level is low and you are finding it difficult to conceive, you should consult your GP.

  • What is the difference between oestrogen and progesterone?

    Both oestrogen and progesterone are female steroid hormones which have key roles in the development of the female reproductive system, the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

    During the menstrual cycle, oestrogen is responsible for repairing and thickening the lining of the uterus, while progesterone maintains it during the second half of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy if it occurs.

  • What should my progesterone level be?

    If ovulation has occurred, then your 21-day progesterone level should be 30 nmol/L or above.

  • What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a common condition in females which affects the function of her ovaries.

    In PCOS, many follicles form in the ovary, although ovulation may not occur.

    It is estimated that 1 in 5 women in the UK are affected by PCOS and around half of the individuals do not present with any symptoms.

  • What are the symptoms of PCOS?

    Approximately half of women with PCOS will experience symptoms and these can include:

    • Irregular or no periods
    • Weight gain
    • Excessive hair growth
    • Difficulty getting pregnant
    • Thinning hair
    • Oily skin
    • Acne

    The condition is also associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels.

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Kit Dispatch

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Lab Analysis

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Doctor/nurse reviews

Our doctors and nurses are currently working remotely, continuing to review results.

Home phlebotomy appointments

Our home phlebotomy service is running but there may be a delay in some parts of the UK.

Customer service

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