Female Hormone Blood Test
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Female Hormone Blood Test
The Female Hormone Blood Test measures the hormone level in the female body. It can monitor hormone therapy and diagnose conditions such as PCOS and menopause, using a simple finger-prick blood test.
It is recommended that you perform the sample taking 7 days before the date for your period. You can also take it on the 21st day after the start of your last period.
- Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Free Thyroxine (FT4)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
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Luteinising Hormone (LH)
Luteinising Hormone (LH) is made by your pituitary gland and plays a vital role in healthy sexual function. In women, LH helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation. It is also critical to triggering the release of eggs from the ovaries, and Luteinising Hormone levels increase significantly before ovulation. LH is essential when checking female fertility levels, as imbalanced LH levels can cause fertility issues in the long run.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in males and females however, its role is amplified in males. It is responsible for the regulation of libido, bone and muscle mass, mood changes and fertility determination. The testosterone levels are prevalent in men during puberty when it peaks and often decreases over age. An increase in testosterone levels is associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and testicular issues in males.
Free Thyroxine (FT4)
FT4 or free thyroxine is one of the two critical hormones produced by the thyroid gland. While it is produced in greater abundance as compared to FT3, it is thought of as a reservoir for FT3 whenever the body needs and this leads to conversion of FT4 into FT3. Most of the thyroxine is not attached to a protein and the Menopause blood test helps to identify if there's a deficiency/excess of the hormone to detect thyroid related ailments.
The Oestradiol Blood Test can detect the levels of Oestradiol in the blood. Women who have attained the age of 50 and above, and are on their way to menopause have the lowest amounts of Oestradiol in their blood. This can lead to hot flashes, infertility issues, osteoporosis, night sweats and mood swings. A hormonal imbalance can significantly affect the physical and mental well-being of an individual. Men that are concerned about abnormal breast tissue growth and women facing abnormal menstrual cycles can take the Oestradiol Blood Test to find the underlying issue. Along with the report, we also provide our Certified Doctor's comments.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is made in the pituitary glands and plays an essential role in sexual functioning. FSH is one of the gonadotropic hormones, the other being LH. FSH helps regulate the women's ovaries and stimulates the growth of ovarian follicles. FSH is also involved in oestradiol products. For this reason, FSH is part of Welzo's cutting edge female fertility home test due to its vital role in healthy female sexual function.
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
Free triiodothyronine (FT3) is a crucial hormone that plays a pivotal role in regulating various metabolic processes within the human body. FT3 is a form of thyroid hormone that is unbound and freely available for immediate use by cells. Produced by the thyroid gland, it influences a wide range of physiological functions, including metabolism, growth, development, and thermoregulation. FT3 exerts its effects by binding to specific receptors located in various tissues, initiating gene transcription and ultimately affecting cellular metabolism. It is responsible for regulating the basal metabolic rate, energy production, and utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Furthermore, FT3 is essential for maintaining normal cardiovascular function, neurological development, and reproductive health. Precise measurement of FT3 levels is crucial in diagnosing and monitoring thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, allowing for accurate assessment and appropriate treatment to restore hormonal balance and overall well-being.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) or thyrotropin is secreted by the pituitary gland, located in the head, and can help identify cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the excess and under secretion of TSH can lead to weight loss, anxiety, palpitations, irregular sleep patterns and irregular menstrual cycles. Hypothyroidism is majorly associated with overlapping symptoms such as menopause.
Why take the test?
The Female Hormone blood test checks the level of hormones in your blood test. It can help you identify if the persisting symptoms (such as hair loss, weight gain, and irregular menstrual cycle) are due to an underlying cause. Many females are known to suffer from hormonal disorders such as PCOS or PCOD. This hormonal disorder can also negatively impact your mood causing symptoms of anxiety and depression. PCOS is a condition affecting females that stops the body from ovulating. It can diagnose the cause of your irregular periods and check for normal thyroid functioning as well as levels of fertility hormones.
If you're a woman, your doctor may order a female hormone blood test to measure the levels of hormones in your body. These tests can help to diagnose conditions like PCOS or menopause, and can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of hormone therapy.
The most common hormones tested are oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Your doctor may also order tests for other hormones, such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
To prepare for a female hormone blood test, your doctor will likely tell you to:
- Avoid taking birth control pills or other hormonal medications for at least two weeks before the test
- Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before the test
- Fast (not eat or drink) for at least eight hours before the test
The results of a female hormone blood test can take a few days to a week to come back. Your doctor will discuss the results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Female Hormone Blood Test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Fatigue / Tiredness
2. Abnormal hair growth
3. PCOS or PCOD
4. Fertility issues
5. Weight Gain
6. Hair loss
Experts Opinion on Female Hormone Testing
"Hormones are very important for a multitude of functions in the body and abnormal hormone balances can cause all sorts of symptoms such as weight gain, mood changes, tiredness, irregular periods, etc. Inappropriate levels can also lead to long-term diseases such as osteoporosis, and even early menopause."
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Female Hormone Blood Test Information
Specification of Female Hormone Blood Test
- Test name: Female Hormone Blood Test
- Also known as & related tests: Hormone panel for women, Female hormone profile, Female hormone assay
- Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Female Hormone Blood Test?
A Female Hormone Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Female Hormone Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Female Hormone Blood Test for?
A Female Hormone Blood Test tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Female Hormone Blood Test?
Checking your health through the use of Female Hormone Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Female Hormone Blood Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Female Hormone Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Female Hormone Blood Test.
Are Female Hormone Blood Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Female Hormone Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Female Hormone Blood Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Female Hormone Blood Test be ordered?
A Female Hormone Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Female Hormone Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Female Hormone Blood Test test kit?
The Female Hormone Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
- SST (Gold microtainer)
Female Hormone Blood Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Female Hormone Blood Test?
The Female Hormone Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Female Hormone Blood Test?
Female Hormone Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Female Hormone Blood Test.
What is a normal test range for Female Hormone Blood Test?
The Female Hormone Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Female Hormone Blood Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Female Hormone Blood Test be taken?
It is best to take a Female Hormone Blood Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Female Hormone Blood Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Female Hormone Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Female Hormone Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Female Hormone Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Female Hormone Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Female Hormone Blood Test?
The best time to return your Female Hormone Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Female Hormone Blood Test?
The Female Hormone Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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