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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.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test
Ovulation Progesterone Blood Test

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? 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.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Take this test 7 days before your next period is due. It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods. 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. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.

From the expert

For women planning a pregnancy, healthy levels of the hormone progesterone are essential to ensure that the lining of the womb is prepared. Typically, progesterone levels peak 5 days after ovulation and then decline. A progesterone test performed 7 days before your next period is due can identify whether or not you have ovulated. If ovulation didn't happen, your progesterone levels will be lower than expected. If you become pregnant then your progesterone levels will continue to rise. This test is an essential first step to investigate 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. 

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
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 UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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 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.