Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that has numerous important functions in females.
Oestradiol is mainly synthesized in and secreted from the placenta, ovarian follicle, and adrenal cortex.
Oestradiol is responsible for growth of the uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina; promotion of breast development; maturation of the external genitalia; deposition of body fat in a female distribution; and termination of linear growth. Oestradiol stimulates the proliferation of the endometrium in the first half of the menstrual cycle.
Oestradiol is metabolised to oestrone and oestriol by various target tissues.
An Oestradiol test is used to evaluate function of the ovaries, placenta, or adrenal glands, particularly when certain types of ovarian tumour are suspected, or when there is delayed or abnormal development of male or female body characteristics.
We will send you your Oestradiol (stimulated) finger-prick blood and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and 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 Oestradiol (stimulated) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and 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 and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.