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Progesterone

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Also known as: PGSN
Formal name: Progesterone
Related tests: Estrogens, hCG Pregnancy, FSH, LH

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help determine the cause of infertility, track ovulation, help diagnose an ectopic or failing pregnancy, monitor the health of a pregnancy, monitor progesterone replacement therapy, or help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding

When to Get Tested?

At specific times during a woman's menstrual cycle to determine whether/when she is ovulating; during early pregnancy when symptoms suggest an ectopic or failing pregnancy; throughout pregnancy to help determine placenta and fetal health; periodically when a person is receiving progesterone replacement therapy; when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None