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Oestradiol Blood Test
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Oestradiol is a hormone that is found in both men and women. It is responsible for the development of female sexual characteristics and this blood test can help determine your oestrogen levels.
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Oestradiol is a steroid hormone which is a type of estrogen produced by the ovaries. The function of Oestradiol is to maintain the menstrual cycle. Oestradiol is essentially called the female sex hormone as it is responsible for the growth and development of the female reproductive organs mainly breast tissues and also bone density. Oestradiol in males is present in lesser quantities for the function of other glands. Oestradiol is closely connected with Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. The level of Oestradiol in females is highest during puberty and gradually decreases with age, especially after menopause.
Why take the test?
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.
The oestradiol hormone is responsible for the development of breast tissue and hips. Oestradiol levels vary throughout a woman's menstrual cycle, and they are highest just before ovulation. Low levels of oestradiol can lead to problems such as infertility and early onset menopause. There are treatments available for low oestradiol levels, including hormone replacement therapy and medications. This blood test can be used to measure oestradiol levels.
This test is often used to diagnose problems with fertility or menopause. It can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatments for low oestradiol levels. The test is simple and easy to perform. A sample of blood is taken and analysed in a laboratory. Oestradiol levels can be determined from the results. If you are experiencing symptoms that may be related to low oestradiol levels, talk to your doctor about getting a blood test.
Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Oestradiol is a hormone found in the human both. Typically, there are much higher levels of this steroid hormone in females than males.
It has an important role in sexual function, libido and erections for males. High levels of this can be a cause of male gynecomastia. In some cases, very high levels are associated with certain tumours.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Oestradiol Blood Test is suitable for individuals experiencing any of the below symptoms: 1. Hot Flashes 2. Anxiety, Depression or Irritability 3. Perimenopause or Menopause 4. Irregular menstrual Cycle 5. Night Sweat 6. Stiff Joints 7. Reduced Sex Drive
Experts Opinion on Oestradiol Home Tests
"In women, oestradiol plays an essential role in reproduction, helping the ovary release an egg, bone health and fat distribution. Levels of this hormone can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. A key reason to monitor this hormone level is to evaluate the ovarian function, to aid diagnosis of amenorrhoea (absent periods) or menopausal symptoms and help evaluate delayed or too early puberty in younger patients."
How to take a Oestradiol Blood Test Test
Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.
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Oestradiol Blood Test Information
Specification of Oestradiol Blood Test
- Test name: Oestradiol Blood Test
- Also known as & related tests: Estradiol test, E2 test, Female hormone panel
- 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 Oestradiol Blood Test?
A Oestradiol Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Oestradiol 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 Oestradiol Blood Test for?
A Oestradiol Blood Test tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Oestradiol Blood Test?
Checking your health through the use of Oestradiol 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 Oestradiol Blood Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Oestradiol Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Oestradiol Blood Test.
Are Oestradiol Blood Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Oestradiol Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Oestradiol Blood Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Oestradiol Blood Test be ordered?
A Oestradiol Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Oestradiol Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Oestradiol Blood Test test kit?
The Oestradiol 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)
Oestradiol Blood Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Oestradiol Blood Test?
The Oestradiol Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Oestradiol Blood Test?
Oestradiol 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 Oestradiol Blood Test.
What is a normal test range for Oestradiol Blood Test?
The Oestradiol 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.
Oestradiol Blood Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Oestradiol Blood Test be taken?
It is best to take a Oestradiol Blood Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Oestradiol Blood Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Oestradiol 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 Oestradiol Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Oestradiol Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Oestradiol Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Oestradiol Blood Test?
The best time to return your Oestradiol 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 Oestradiol Blood Test?
The Oestradiol 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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