Progesterone Hormone Test

This test measures the level of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is one of the two main hormones produced by the ovaries.




This test measures the level of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is one of the two main hormones produced by the ovaries.



This test measures the level of progesterone in the blood.

  • Progesterone is one of the two main hormones produced by the ovaries.
  • Progesterone helps regulate sexual development, menstruation and reproduction.
  • The other hormone produced by the ovaries is estrogen.

It is normal for progesterone levels to gradually rise as a pregnancy progresses. Increased progesterone levels can also be seen with:

  • Some ovarian cysts
  • Pregnancies that are not viable (molar pregnancies)
  • A rare form of ovarian cancer
  • Overproduction of progesterone by the adrenal glands
  • Adrenal cancer or congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

Low levels of progesterone can be seen with:

  • Toxemia - a condition that occurs during pregnancy and causes swelling, protein in the urine and high blood pressure
  • Decreased function of ovaries
  • Lack of menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • Tubal (ectopic) pregnancy
  • Fetal death/miscarriage

In an adult, the blood sample is taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.

  • Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking.
  • Some medications can interfere with the test.

This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Progesterone Hormone Test
Laboratory Work
Ectopic Pregnancy
Infertility
Female Hormone
Progesterone Test
Blood Test for Progesterone
Progesterone Blood Test


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