You will need
- The advice of a doctor;
- visiting the clinic in the morning on an empty stomach;
- refusal of medication and a significant physical impact on the body before the analysis.
Follow all recommendations of your obstetrician-gynecologist, then you will be able to pass a blood test for progesterone correctly and get reliable data. Going to the clinic in the morning on day 20-23 of the menstrual cycle. If menstruation come irregular, the blood test will have to be repeated several times at the request of the doctor. During pregnancy some women measure the basal temperature. As soon as it begins to rise, count off 3-5 days and I go to give blood for progesterone.
Never eat before analysis. Prior to the collection of the blood you are less than eight, and best of twelve hours should remain hungry. To quench your thirst, you can drink clean water. Before donating blood, doctors do not recommend massage and physiotherapy. Refrain from taking medications – some of which affect the production of progesterone by the ovaries and adrenal gland.
Learn to read the conclusion that you will incur from the lab to your obstetrician-gynecologist. In the earliest terms of pregnancy rate of progesterone in the blood should be 8,9-468,4 nmol/l In the second trimester, the norm is the progesterone level with a fork from 71,5 to 303,1 nmol/l, and in the later stages of the pregnancy proceeds without abnormalities in the progesterone 88,7 — 771,5. Usually the results of a blood test for progesterone-a modern laboratory doing within one working day.
Take note of any doctors after a blood test for progesterone. Elevated levels of this hormone may be associated not only with pregnancy or hormonal drugs, but also with various inflammatory processes. In addition, can be diagnosed with kidney failure, dysfunction of the appendages and some other diseases. If necessary the doctor will appoint to you treatment – do everything in a timely manner to prevent development of the pathological process.