Measures progesterone levels in the blood.
Progesterone is an ovarian produced hormone that is essential to pregnancy and overall hormone health. Along with reproduction, progesterone is also essential to libido. Measuring progesterone levels can be useful to help pinpoint issues of infertility.
Low levels of progesterone may indicate reduced ovarian function, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy and may lead to amenorrhea.
High levels of progesterone may indicate ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, adrenal cancer or overproduction by the adrenal glands.
Is Fasting Required? No
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