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Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test

Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test

A simple finger-prick day-21 progesterone blood test to identify whether or not you have ovulated - an essential first step in any investigation into fertility.

Is it for you?

Are you thinking of starting a family and want to check you are ovulating normally? Or have you been trying for a baby without success? Do you want to be proactive about checking your fertility status so that you can seek help if you need it? If so, this simple at-home ovulation test which includes advice from a qualified doctor, is an important first step in understanding your fertility.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
For women planning a pregnancy, healthy levels of progesterone are absolutely essential to ensure that the lining of the womb is prepared for pregnancy. Typically, progesterone levels peak 5 days after ovulation and then decline, but if you didn't ovulate (an anovulatory cycle) your progesterone levels will be lower than expected. A progesterone test performed 7 days before your next period is due can identify whether or not you have ovulated. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal glands. Together with oestrogen it helps to prepare the body to conceive; if you become pregnant then your progesterone levels will continue to rise. This test is an essential first step in investigating infertility. 

Our doctors will be able to tell you whether your progesterone level was high enough for ovulation to have occurred. A borderline result may mean that the result is inconclusive and we cannot say whether ovulation occurred or not. In those circumstances we suggest repeating the test at a later date. 

It is important to take this test 7 days before your next period is due. If you don't have a regular cycle then aim to take the test on the 21st day after the start of your last period. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are struggling to conceive and you want to check that you are ovulating as part of your fertility investigations
  • You are planning a family and want to check you are ovulating normally
  • You want to repeat a previous inconclusive result
  • Your doctor has advised you to have a progesterone test

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.