Progesterone Assay

Alternate Names

  • Progesterone Levels
  • Tumor Marker

Progesterone is a hormone released by the ovaries during the normal menstrual cycle, necessary for function is to prepare the lining of the uterus for egg implantation following conception. Progesterone levels are very high during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone levels are used to monitor the exact time of ovulation for women who are having difficulty becoming pregnant. During pregnancy the placenta releases this hormone, and levels are used to monitor women with a history of premature delivery or any other difficulties maintaining a pregnancy. Low levels seen in women with preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), death of their unborn baby, failure of the placenta, or when normal menstruation has stopped. High levels are seen in people with adrenal gland dysfunction, and women with ovarian cysts. Either high or low levels will be present in women with ovarian cancer.


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