This test is used to identify whether ovulation has occurred. It is used to determine if you are ovulating normally. It is usually performed by women who are struggling to conceive. This test should be performed 7 days before your next period is due.
This test includes (expand individual tests for details):
This test measures the amount of the hormone progesterone in a blood sample. Progesterone is a female hormone produced by the ovaries during release of a mature egg during ovulation. It helps prepare the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to receive the egg if it becomes fertilised. If the egg is not fertilised, progesterone levels drop and menstrual bleeding begins. Progesterone levels are often measured to assess whether ovulation is occurring or to diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding.