Advanced Well Woman Blood Test, from our experts to you.Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer
What is an Advanced Well Woman Blood Test?
What can I learn from this test?
Who can take a well woman blood test?
Limitations of the test
How to prepare for your test
Frequently asked questions
What blood tests are important for women?
General health tests including cholesterol levels and markers for organ function are important for women. But there are some conditions and nutrient deficiencies that women are more prone to than men. These include iron deficiency, anaemia, and thyroid conditions.
This blood test includes checks for these issues, as well as key female hormones, such as oestradiol, LH, and FSH.
How can my diet affect my health?
Your diet can have a major impact on your health. For example, eating too many fatty foods can increase your risk of heart disease. And if you eat a restricted diet, such as a vegan or plant-based diet, you could be more prone to vitamin B12 and iron deficiencies.
Our test can help you identify areas where you can make changes to your diet to optimise your health and reduce your risk of lifestyle-related illness.
Why should I check my thyroid function?
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, or a sudden, unexpected weight loss or gain, you may have a problem with your thyroid.
Many thyroid symptoms can initially be mistaken for something else, like a nutrient deficiency or menopause. Our test checks your thyroid hormones to help pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.
For more insights on your thyroid function, try our Advanced Thyroid Function Blood Test.
Can this blood test check for menopause?
Although our blood test cannot diagnose menopause, it can assess the likelihood that you’re menopausal by looking at your levels of the female hormones, oestradiol, FSH, and LH.
If you’re aged between 45 and 55, menopause is usually diagnosed based on your symptoms alone. However, a blood test is useful to support a diagnosis of menopause when there’s uncertainty, or when symptoms have developed earlier than expected.