For women planning a pregnancy, healthy levels of progesterone are absolutely essential. A progesterone test performed on day 21 of the menstrual cycle can identify whether ovulation has occurred. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal glands. Together with oestrogen it helps to prepare the body to conceive. This test is an essential first step in investigating infertility.
An increase in progesterone levels after ovulation can cause the uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS.
Progesterone has other functions in the body including improving fat metabolism, increasing bone density and mood-elevation and it can also act as a natural diuretic.
This test can help you assess your progesterone levels if you have irregular, heavy, absent or painful periods, are unable to conceive or are menopausal.
This test is ideal for anyone wishing to establish the level of progesterone in their blood. It is especially useful for women planning a pregnancy or who have been trying to conceive without success.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced in the corpus luteum and the adrenal glands. Its main role is to prepare the body for and support a pregnancy. It is produced in increasing amounts in the second half of the menstrual cycle.
In women progesterone levels are often measured to assess whether ovulation is occurring or to diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding.
We will send you your Progesterone finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Progesterone test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Progesterone test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Progesterone test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.