Progesterone Test

Progesterone Test

Test your progesterone levels quickly and discreetly from the comfort of your home. Progesterone is a hormone produced in your ovaries that can be measured to help gauge your fertility. Take your test and get results and advice within 72 hours.

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Progesterone is a hormone produced by developing eggs in your ovaries, and can be measure to check if you are ovulating properly. This is a good indicator of fertility.

At Superdrug Online Doctor, we offer a progesterone test kit which checks how much progesterone you have in your blood. When you get your results, our doctors can tell you if you have a the expected amount of progesterone in your blood, and if you need to discuss your fertility with a specialist.

Using a home test works in the following steps:

  • Place an order and get your kit delivered to your door (delivery is free)
  • Collect your sample by following the instructions in the test kit
  • Send your samples to our UK-based, accredited partner laboratory (postage is free)
  • Once your results are available (in 2 to 3 days), our doctors will review your results
  • One of our doctors will contact you, via a secure and confidential message in your patient account, to let you know your results and give you advice and support on what to do next

In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.

Due to a national increase in coronavirus testing, our test lab partners are experiencing delays of up to 3-4 days when delivering results from other test kits. We ask for your patience and compassion during these unprecedented times, and we're deeply grateful for your continued understanding.

Dr Clair Grainger

Medically reviewed by

Dr Clair Grainger

Last reviewed: 14 Nov 2019

Progesterone test kit prices

Pack Size Price
1 test kit(s) £39.99

How it Works?

About Progesterone Testing

What is a progesterone test?

A progesterone blood test, sometimes called a mid-luteal progesterone test or a 21 day progesterone test, is a simple finger-prick blood test you can do at home. A progesterone test measures the amount of progesterone in your blood, which is a hormone that helps to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Why get a progesterone test?

A progesterone blood test can help assess if you’re ovulating normally and releasing healthy eggs, which is an indicator of fertility. Progesterone is produced by the developing egg, so high levels are a sign that your body has released an egg which is ready to fertilise with a sperm cell.

Who should get a progesterone test?

This test is for women who are 18 or older who have tried, or who are currently trying, to get pregnant. This test is often done by women who wonder if they are releasing eggs which can be fertilised, usually if there’s been a delay in getting pregnant.

When should I get a progesterone test?

You should take a blood sample in the mid-luteal phase of your menstrual cycle, when your progesterone levels are at their peak. The mid-luteal phase is about 7 days before your next expected period starts, so if you have a 28 day cycle, that would be day 21.

It’s really important you try to get the test done at the mid-luteal stage, otherwise the result may be inaccurate.

If you don’t have regular periods, you can still test your progesterone levels to see if you’re ovulating. However, you may need to repeat this test weekly to check to see if there are any fluctuations. Being on contraceptive pills can also affect the results so we’d recommend stopping these before doing the test in the next cycle.

What should I do about the results of my progesterone test?

When you get your results from our doctors, they’ll also give you some advice on what to do next.

If your levels of progesterone are lower than expected, then it may mean that you did not ovulate this cycle. If you have regular periods then it might be worth repeating the test during another cycle to confirm that this is an ongoing issue. You should speak to your GP to ask about any follow-up tests, or for a referral to a specialist fertility clinic.

If your levels of progesterone are at the expected level, then that is a reassuring sign that you have ovulated and that there is nothing that you need to do. If you are still having difficulties getting pregnant, and have been trying for over 6 months, then you may want to speak to your GP or a fertility specialist to see if there are other tests that need to be carried out.

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