Progesterone (Pg) - Saliva Test

Progesterone (Pg) - Saliva Test

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Progesterone (Pg) - Saliva Test - Single Test in Saliva

Why Test Is Used

A progesterone test may be used to detect or monitor a number of medical conditions including:

  • Fertility
  • Progesterone treatment during pregnancy
  • High-risk pregnancy
    (High progesterone levels)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Molar pregnancies
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
    (Low progesterone levels)
  • Toxemia (in later stages of pregnancy)
  • A decrease in ovarian function
  • Absence of menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (non-pregnant women)


Progesterone testing may be used to detect low levels of the hormone in
males who may experience:

  • Decreased libido
  • Loss of hair
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Gynecomastia (male breasts)
  • Erectile dysfunction

Low levels of progesterone are associated with a higher risk of arthritis, osteoporosis, prostatism (difficulties with urination as a result of obstruction), and prostate cancer.

Learn More: Progesterone Testing Education


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