What is a Progesterone Test?
A quantitative progesterone blood test is the single most accurate method for timing breedings. The test is reported as a numeric result, usually ng/dl. Combined with observing the behavor of the dog and bitch, vaginal cytology, ovulation can be pinpointed with great accuracy in most bitches.
An exact progesterone level is also needed when the dog or bitch will be traveling a long distance for breeding, when fresh chilled or fresh semen is to be used, or when breeding dogs or bitches that have a history of being difficult to breed. In addition, an exact progesterone level for timing ovulation is necessary when a C-section is anticipated or when the bitch is near term and fetal survivablility needs to be assessed.
Don’t miss the breeding window. Use quantitative, in-house results to reliably predict ovulation and estimate optimal fertility.
Ovulation and time of optimal fertility can be estimated by observing a distinct rise in progesterone concentrations, which is best identified with serial testing.
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