What is Progesterone (P4) test?
Progesterone is a hormone that helps regulate menstrual periods and prepares the body to get pregnant after ovulation. The Serum progesterone test is used to recognize and manage some causes of infertility, to determine if ovulation has occurred or not, and to monitor high-risk pregnancy.
Why get the Progesterone (P4) test?
Doctors order this test to diagnose certain causes of infertility, monitor the success of induced ovulation, and monitor high-risk pregnancies. It is also used to determine the effectiveness of progesterone replacement therapy, to determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding in non-pregnant women.
When to take this test?
AnytimeBased on doctor adviceNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Progesterone