Progesterone (quantitative)
      A blood sample should be taken about day 7 post vulval bleeding. In most bitches the progesterone concentration will be <3 nmol/L indicating that ovulation has not occurred. If the progesterone level is above 6 nmol/L, ovulation has occurred and depending on the actual level we will advise when to sample again if required.

Progesterone     <1.0 - 3.0 nmol/L             Ovulation has not occurred, resample 3 -4 days
Progesterone     >6 nmol/L                        Resample 3-4 day

Progesterone     >20 nmol/L                      Ovulation has occurred, resample again if required
Progesterone     16 - 20 nmol/L                 Mate within 33 - 57 hours
Progesterone     20 - 38 nmol/L                 Mate within 9 - 33 hours
Progesterone     >38 nmol/L                      Mate within 9 hours

Information taken from the following UK based site ................

UK CLONE Canine Reproduction Services      +44 (0) 7768642208

are pleased to announce that they now have a

Mini Vidas Automated Immunoassay Analyzer

using ELFA (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay) technology up and running in Horley, Surrey.

This allows a turn round for progesterone assays in an hour.

Contact as above.




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