How Progesterone (PDG) Tests Can Help You

Expecting a new addition to your family is a life-changing and exciting experience. Pregnancy can also be filled with a lot of technical jargon for expecting mothers to sort through. One of the most important terms that may come up during a pregnancy is PDG. PDG stands for Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A, and it is a protein that is found in pregnant women’s blood. It is used to screen for Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, and other conditions that can affect the health of a fetus. In this blog post, we will discuss what PDG is in greater detail and the importance of understanding this protein during pregnancy. We will also review the testing methods used to test for PDG levels, the implications of abnormal PDG levels, and the importance of seeking medical advice for any concerns about PDG levels. By the end of this blog post, you should have a better understanding of what PDG is, how it is tested for, and what it means for

When could Progesterone (PDG) help me on my TTC journey?

  • Haven’t found any positive ovulation test results at all after several cycles.
  • Sometimes find positive ovulation test results during some cycles, but not consistently.
  • Have found LH surges lasting longer than 7 days or have found positive ovulation test results across the whole cycle.
  • Have an irregular ovulation cycle and menstrual cycle.
  • Have suffered PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and other potential infertility symptoms.
  • How Progesterone (PDG) helps you through 3 possible results

    First off, if an ovulation test reveals no LH surge but a PDG positive result, you most likely ovulated during this ovulation cycle. With that information, you can focus on the following causes:

  • Your LH surge level is too low to be detected.
  • Your LH surge is too short and has been missed.
  • Your LH surge is not typically following the pattern of low-high-peak-low, but you have ovulated.
  • Your luteinizing hormones are imbalanced.
  • How do I check my PdG level?

    PdG levels in your urine are determined by PdG tests using a testing strip.

    That means, you guessed it, peeing on a stick.

    If you test first thing in the morning, you will receive the most accurate results.

    Most tests advise testing every morning for about four days starting about a week after you anticipate ovulating.


    What should PdG be if pregnant?

    10 to 44 ng/mL during the first trimester of pregnancy. 19.5 to 82.5 ng/mL during the second trimester of pregnancy. 65 to 290 ng/mL during the third trimester of pregnancy.

    Can PdG confirm pregnancy?

    Can a PdG test detect pregnancy? This is a great question (and one we get a lot!), but unfortunately the answer is no — PdG tests cannot detect pregnancy. They can only confirm that you’ve ovulated and that you have enough PdG production for long enough following ovulation.

    What does PdG positive mean?

    Simply put, a positive PdG test confirms that ovulation did in fact occur. This is because Proov PdG tests are calibrated to turn positive when 5 ug/ml of PdG is present in urine, which is the widely accepted standard for confirming ovulation.

    What does PdG mean in pregnancy?

    Pregnanediol-3a-glucuronide (PDG) is the major urine metabolite of Progesterone.

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