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Hormone Mini
Check Female

£59

A quick hormone check to test for levels of female hormones, oestradiol, progesterone and prolactin in the blood.

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Key benefits

1

Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories

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Easy-to-use
test kits you can do at home

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Confidential results
provided securely online

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Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Hormone Mini Check Female

About this test

This test measures three important female hormones which govern fertility and milk production.
 
Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that accounts for 80% of the oestrogen in the female body. It is secreted by the ovaries and is responsible for the development and maintenance of reproductive structures, including fat distribution, preparing the follicle in the ovary for the release of an egg and helping to maintain bone density. 

Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal glands.Together with oestrogen it helps to prepare the body to conceive. Progesterone has other functions in the body including improving fat metabolism, increasing bone density and mood-elevation and it can also act as a natural diuretic.

Prolactin is produced by a small organ at the base of the brain called the anterior pituitary gland. Although found in very low levels in men, prolactin is best known for producing breast milk in females.

Although primarily thought of as female hormones, oestradiol, progesterone and prolactin are also found in males in small amounts. Elevated levels of female hormones in men can cause water retention, gynaecomastia (breast tissue) low libido and infertility.

Who is this test for?

This test is for women who wish to investigate their fertility or menopausal status. It is also for men who may show symptoms of gynaemocastia and wish to investigate further, as well as for men who are taking TRT and wish to ensure that their balance of male and female hormones is optimal. 

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Hormones

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 cycle. 

In women progesterone levels are often measured to assess whether ovulation is occurring or to diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding. 

Prolactin is a hormone which is produced in the pituitary gland and plays a role in reproductive health. Its primary purpose is to stimulate milk production after childbirth, and in pregnant and breastfeeding women prolactin levels can soar. 

Raised levels in a woman who isn't pregnant or breastfeeding can signal fertility problems as well as irregular periods.

Raised levels in men can cause reduced sex drive, lack of energy, erectile disfunction and fertility problems. 

Oestradiol is a female steroid hormone which is produced in the ovaries of women and to a much lesser extent in the testes of men. It is responsible for the female reproductive system as well as the growth of breast tissue and bone thickness. Oestradiol levels decline with age, culminating in the menopause when the ovaries stop producing eggs.

Raised oestradiol in women can cause acne, constipation, loss of sex drive and depression as well as raising the risk of uterine and breast cancer. 

Oestradiol can also be raised in men due to excess fat (which produces oestradiol) or in relation to testosterone levels which have declined with age. Raised oestradiol in men can cause the growth of breast tissue, the loss of libido and infertility.

Low levels of oestradiol in women can lead to osteoporosis, problems with the menstrual cycle and fertility as well as fatigue and depression. 

Finger-prick blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Hormone Mini Check Female 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 option during the checkout process.

How to collect a finger-prick blood sample

Postage & packaging

Your Hormone Mini Check Female 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.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hormone Mini Check Female results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Hormone Mini Check Female results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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