Saliva testing for Progesterone (Pg). About Progesterone
Progesterone is manufactured in the ovaries at about 10-30 mg of progesterone each day during the latter half of the menstrual cycle (luteal phase). Younger women with regular cycles generally make adequate progesterone, consistent with their having fewer symptoms of estrogen excess. Progesterone is important in normal menstrual cycles, breast development, maintaining pregnancy, relaxing blood vessels and influencing neurotransmitters in the brain.Saliva testing of Progesterone can help:
What should I expect after I send in my test?
- Determine if you would benefit from Progesterone supplementation (i.e. clinically low or sub-optimal levels).
- Monitor your Progesterone levels during supplementation to ensure you have adequate levels without excess.
- Track treatment progress
Your results are returned to you within 5 to 7 business days from the date ZRT receives your sample. The test report includes:
- A graph showing where your hormone levels fall within set ranges. Levels can be either within or out of normal range.
- A second graph detailing the symptoms you listed on your self-evaluation form. Symptoms are grouped according to the indicated category of hormonal imbalance. Symptoms are also correlated with the hormone levels identified through ZRT testing.
- A comment field providing an individualized review of your hormone evaluation.
1 Progesterone Test Kit (Saliva). Includes a pre-paid UPS-Ground shipping label and envelope to return your specimen to ZRT Labs [ZRT labs is located in Oregon].
Related Info:When to collect your Progesterone saliva sample?
When testing E2, Pg & T certain collection guidelines are needed.
How to collect a saliva sample:Hormone Info:
- Men: Collect saliva sample any day of the month.
- Women (no periods): Collect saliva sample any day of the month.
- Women (regular periods): Collect saliva sample on Day 19, 20, or 21 of cycle (first day of bleeding = day 1).
- Women (irregular periods): Collect when not bleeding (~5 days before expected period).