Progesterone-Ayumetrix Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 1 saliva sample

Lab: Ayumetrix

Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Do not drink alcohol on the day you collect your samples. Do not smoke or use tobacco, drink anything, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not consume dairy products, acidic or sugary foods within 30 minutes before you collect a sample.

Description: Progesterone in females is known to be involved in maintaining normal menstrual cycles and early stages of pregnancy. Low levels of progesterone can cause abnormal cycles or conception problems. Low progesterone levels could also result in higher estrogen levels, which has been known to decrease sex drive and cause weight gain. High progesterone levels have been known to be responsible for symptoms like mood swings, bloating and breast tenderness.

In men, progesterone acts as a precursor to testosterone. As men age, the testosterone levels decrease, the estradiol increases, and progesterone levels decline. Low progesterone levels in men can cause problems like weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, depression or erectile dysfunction.