Why get tested?
Progesterone test diagnoses the reasons for infertility. It also diagnoses a failing or ectopic pregnancy. It helps monitor health during pregnancy. Moreover, it analyzes the replacement therapy for progesterone hormone. It also helps to know the reason for irregular uterine bleeding.
What is being tested?
Progesterone is a steroid hormone. The corpus luteum synthesizes the progesterone hormone.
A specific preparation is not required for the progesterone test. But consult with the healthcare provider to know if you have to stop taking any medications before specimen collection for the progesterone test.