A test for oestrogen, progesterone and FSH levels in women taking HRT.
Broadly, HRT means the replacement of any deficient hormone. More commonly, and in this Profile, it refers to the use of oestrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, lethargy, sleep disturbance and vaginal dryness. Oestrogen hormones also help to prevent osteoporosis and atherosclerosis.
Results to doctor or Specialist recommended
Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced in the corpus luteum and the adrenal glands. Its main role is to prepare the body for and support a pregnancy. It is produced in increasing amounts in the second half of the menstrual cyle.
In women progesterone levels are often measured to assess whether or not ovulation is occuring or to diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding.
We will send you your Hormone Replacement Therapy Test finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.
Your Hormone Replacement Therapy Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.