What is examined in a female hormone test?
The female hormone test measures the levels of five different female hormones. Among them, oestradiol, a female sex hormone, is considered the most significant. Additionally, the levels of LH, progesterone, FSH, and prolactin are also evaluated.
To ensure accurate test results, it is crucial to avoid hormone-containing contraceptives for at least two months prior to the test.
Standard laboratory tests
The female hormone test is an add-on test to our standard laboratory test. By choosing this additional test, it is combined with the standard laboratory test. The laboratory examination provides critical information about your health condition. It analyzes blood values, liver and kidney function, any risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and tumor markers. It also examines the overall composition of your blood, or blood count.
The Pituitary gland produces five primary female hormones: FSH, LH, prolactin, oestradiol, and progesterone. FSH and LH are crucial for ovulation and follicle growth, while prolactin inhibits the release of LH, FSH, and estrogen to promote a natural cycle. Oestradiol is the main female sex hormone, and progesterone is essential for the development of the endometrium. Hormone imbalances can have significant impacts on women's health, and a blood test can assess hormone levels and detect problems with the Pituitary gland, Thyroid gland, and Adrenal gland. Personalized hormone therapy can improve overall health and well-being.
ReasonsThe following symptoms may prompt a laboratory test to assess female hormones:
- Decreased libido
- Skin irritations