A progesterone test measures the level of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is a hormone produced mainly in the ovaries and is essential for various reproductive functions, particularly in preparing the uterus for pregnancy and supporting early pregnancy
Indications of the Test
The test is used to determine if a woman is ovulating, to evaluate repeated miscarriages, and to assess the risk for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy early in pregnancy. It can also help diagnose problems with the adrenal glands that may cause high levels of progesterone in both females and males
No specific preparation is usually required for a progesterone test. However, it’s important to follow any instructions provided by the healthcare provider, especially regarding the use of medications that might affect the test results
Typical Reference Values
Progesterone levels vary depending on the timing when the test is done. Blood progesterone levels start to rise midway through the menstrual cycle. Normal results are interpreted based on the specific timing of the menstrual cycle or the reason for testing
The turnaround time for a progesterone test is typically 2-3 working days.
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Progesterone test is available from our main laboratory and through our partners in most parts of Kenya such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Thika, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kericho among others.
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