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What is included in the Female Hormones Screen?
The following hormones are tested:
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Prolactin (luteotropic hormone)
- Oestradiol (17 Beta) (A hormone affecting the activity of the ovaries)
Why have a Female Hormones Screen?
The female hormones screen will test you for the levels of four separate important hormones. Hormones are chemicals produced by certain cells in our bodies. These chemicals are responsible for regulating a wide variety of processes including metabolism, digestion, lactation and reproduction.
The hormones tested for in this profile are all involved in regulating a woman’s reproductive cycle. If they are not in balance, this can indicate problems with certain glands such as the Pituitary and Thyroid glands. High or low levels of these hormones can also affect a woman’s ability to conceive and carry a foetus to term. So these hormones are important indicators of reproductive health.
How does this test work?
Order your test from the panel on the right and we will post your kit to you first class. The kit will contain everything you need to collect a small blood sample in the comfort of your own home. For the test you prick your finger with the lancets provided in your kit. Step by step instructions are also provided via email, please follow them very carefully. When you have collected your sample, post it back to us in the pre-paid envelope provided. We will then email you with your results.
When will my test kit arrive?
Place your order before 4pm Monday to Friday, then we will post your kit to you on the same day. If you order after 4pm Monday to Friday, on a weekend, or on a bank holiday, your kit will be sent out the next working day. Kits are normally delivered in 2-4 working days, depending on where you live.
When will my results be ready?
Your results will be ready within 2 days of your sample being received in the laboratory.
What do the results mean?
This panel of tests can give an early indication of potential fertility problems in women. The Luteinizing hormone levels can indicate ovulation. They can also point to premature menopause and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
High levels of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are often seen in a woman who is undergoing, or has recently undergone, the menopause. High FSH levels during the reproductive years are abnormal and may require further medical investigation. Conditions with high FSH levels include Premature Menopause also known as Premature Ovarian Failure and Poor Ovarian Reserve.
Prolactin is mainly responsible for stimulating the onset of lactation, or milk production. It also plays an important role in regulating levels of sex hormones, and the menstrual cycle.
Oestradiol (17 Beta) regulates the growth of reproductive tissues such as the cervical glands, the endometrium, the lining of the vagina, and the lining of the fallopian tubes. It also regulates the expression of other related hormones involved in reproduction.
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Return your sample to our lab in the postage-paid return envelope provided
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.