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What is a Progesterone (P4) test?
The Progesterone test, also known as the P4 test, is a blood test that analyses the level of Progesterone, a steroid hormone made by the ovaries, in the blood. Progesterone plays an important role in pregnancy. Men also produce Progesterone but at a much lower level.
When is the Progesterone (P4) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To identify the cause of female infertility by helping track ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary).
It helps to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy (a condition where the fertilised egg is implanted somewhere other than the uterus).
To monitor the treatment with Progesterone hormone.
It monitors the health of the foetus and placenta, especially in high-risk pregnancies.
To find the cause of the abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
What does it measure?
The Progesterone (P4) test measures:
The levels of Progesterone in the blood.
Progesterone is a hormone that helps to prepare the female body for pregnancy and to maintain a normal menstrual cycle and coordinate with other female hormones.
Every month, the menstrual cycle begins with an increase in the amount of oestrogen hormone. It causes the thickening of the inner lining of the uterus called the endometrium.
It coincides with an increase in levels of luteinizing hormone which induces the release of an egg from the ovary. In particular, a structure called the corpus luteum forms on the ovary at the site where the egg was released.
The corpus luteum produces the Progesterone hormone which arrests the endometrial growth and prepares the uterus for implantation of the fertilised egg.
Levels of Progesterone also fluctuate during the normal menstrual cycle. Progesterone is secreted in much lesser amounts in males and is considered to play a small role in sperm development.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Progesterone (P4) test in Delhi?
The cost of the Progesterone (P4) test in Delhi is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Progesterone (P4) test?
The Progesterone (P4) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Progesterone (P4) test?
Follicular phase: 0.14–2.03 ng/mL
Periovulatory: 0.40–4.47 ng/mL
Mid luteal Phase: 5.22–22.7 ng/mL
Luteal Phase: 1.42–16.6 ng/mL
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Progesterone (P4) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Progesterone (P4) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Progesterone (P4) test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Progesterone (P4) test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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