Progesterone Blood Test

Progesterone is a hormone that prepares the body to support a pregnancy. It is produced in the second half of the menstrual cycle. When tested 7 days before your next period is due, it can indicate whether you have ovulated.


Why test progesterone?

Common reasons for this blood test are:

  • Your doctor has advised you to
  • You are planning to get pregnant and want to check that you are ovulating normally
  • You are struggling to get pregnant and want to check that you are ovulating normally to help investigate the causes of your fertility trouble.

Your blood test

Our phlebotomy-trained professionals will take a blood sample from you. This sample will be analysed in the UK by our authorised partners, TDL. By booking this blood test, you agree for us to share your personal information with TDL in order to process your test. We’ll make sure you consent to this at your appointment too.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we will send you the results and recommend that you share these with your GP or fertility provider.

It is not unusual for some bleeding to occur under the skin following your blood test and sometimes this can extend a little further around the puncture site.  If this causes you concern, check with your practice nurse. 

Sometimes we cannot get a blood sample from you. This can be for many reasons, such as not being hydrated enough, feeling cold or having another blood test recently. We will always offer you another appointment so we can try again.

Visit our FAQs page for any further questions you may have.