Progesterone Test – Easy & comfortable home-to-lab test – Verisana Lab

Progesterone Saliva Test

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With the Progesterone Saliva Test we use 3 saliva samples to meassure:

1.) Estradiol (1x)
2.) Progesterone (1x)
3.) Progesterone to estradiol ratio

Progesterone is one of the most important female hormones and is often associated with beautiful skin, hair and health. The test can be used to determine an absolute and relative (compared to estradiol) lack of the “beauty hormone”.

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  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
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Details
Who should take the test?

A progesterone deficiency involves a number of unpleasant complaints for the women affected because progesterone has many positive characteristics. Studies show that progesterone is a natural antidepressant, has a calming effect, and can help counteract fears. Additionally, a low progesterone level is often accompanied by depressive moods, fatigue and anxiety attacks. Progesterone also has a natural dehydrating effect and counteracts breast tenderness, it strengthens the immune system, protects our bones, and reduces cravings for sweets.

As a healthy balance between estrogen and progesterone is important for female well-being, when suffering from a progesterone deficiency, it is essential to determine not only the absolute values but also the ratio between estrogen and progesterone.

The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormones:

  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone

Our Progesterone Deficiency Test gives you more information about the ratio of progesterone to estrogen in your body and allows you to identify the underlying cause for your complaints.

How does it work?

You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each hormone and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.

What will my results tell me?

Your results will provide detailed information about whether your estradiol and progesterone levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +44 (0)20 3286 6316 or mail at contact@verisana.co.uk.

Test measures
For the Progesterone Saliva Test we analyse:
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
Estradiol and Progesterone

Estrogens are the most important of the female sex hormones. Estrogen is actually made up of a group of hormones, but Estradiol is biologically the most active during the fertile years of women.

It is responsible for:

  • The development of the female body, from girl to woman
  • The monthly regeneration and protection of the endometrium (womb)
  • Breast growth
  • The elasticity of the blood vessels
  • Radiant skin and healthy hair
  • Moist eyes and mucous membranes
  • Clear thinking processes
  • Stabilisation of moods

Progesterone is produced by the ovaries shortly after ovulation in order to prepare the uterus for a possible pregnancy and to protect the mucous lining of the uterus. Together with Estrogen, the most important of the female sex hormones, progesterone regulates the menstrual cycle.

The sensitive balance between estrogen and progesterone

Estrogen values tend to fluctuate throughout a woman’s lifetime, not just during the menstrual cycle. The strength of these fluctuations is different for each individual and the body reacts to them with different symptoms. It is not just a deficiency in Estrogen that can cause physical complaints: an excess, or Estrogen dominance, can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as water retention, nausea, depressive moods, tiredness, listlessness, lack of concentration, anxiety, breast sensitivity, cysts and fibroids, painful menstruation, and weight gain.

Although it may sound contradictory, an Estrogen dominance can occur at the same time as an Estrogen deficiency due to the fine, coordinated balance between Estrogen and progesterone. The Estrogen levels define how much progesterone is needed. An Estrogen dominance can occur if the body is not producing enough progesterone for the level of Estrogen. This means it can also occur if the body is not producing enough Estrogen (Estrogen deficiency) if the body is also not producing the relative amount of progesterone.

Therefore, in the case of an Estrogen deficiency it is important to not only determine the absolute values of the individual hormones, but also the ratio of Estrogen to progesterone.

Symptoms
Symptoms the Progesterone Saliva Test is suitable for:
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Depressive moods
  • Water retention
  • Sensitive breasts
  • Cysts
  • Painful menstruation
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

 

Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The Sample Report

Below you will find the sample report for the Progesterone Saliva Test.

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Any Questions?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this test. Your question is missing? Please contact us at:

What is the difference to a doctor's blood test and why can the results vary significantly?

Blood tests are unable to distinguish the protein-bound (inactive) from the freely available and active hormones and thus give an approximate value. Why is that important? Because the blood values ​​can be within the normal range, but if you look at the active hormones, deficiencies or excesses can also be found. Blood tests also show the hormone levels outside the cells in the serum and do not reflect the other levels in the body where they are actually active.

Why do saliva tests make more sense with transdermal hormone replacement therapy?

If you use transdermal hormones as part of hormone replacement therapy (i.e. absorbed through the skin), blood values ​​are not accurate for the check. This is because hormones once absorbed into the blood through the skin bind to the red blood cell membranes to minimize adverse interactions with the aqueous plasma, since most hormones "love fat" and thus prefer to bind to fats. As soon as your blood sample is taken, it is usually centrifuged and the red blood cells together with the hormones are removed before analysis. This phenomenon has been described by Stanczyk et al. (2005) (see references) for transdermal progesterone. But it also seems to occur to a small extent for all other hormones. That Even after using transdermal progesterone for several weeks, blood serum tests do not show a strong increase in the level of progesterone, while saliva tests show an increase after only a few hours. This can be a problem when monitoring progesterone levels while using transdermal hormone creams.

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