Female Hormone Test (Complete Profile) is for accurately assess following 6 essential hormones:
- Estradiol (Estrogen) (E2),
- Progesterone (Pg) and
- Testosterone (T)
- DHEAS (DS)
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing (LH) in blood.
- Contains Blood Spot collection kit
- Test sample can be collected at the comfort of your home
- Free delivery in the UK
- Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
- Test kit includes laboratory fee. No additional laboratory cost and tax.
- Test Result: You will receive your test result via email within 3-5 working days after Laboratory receives your sample. On your test result you will see your hormone levels in graphics and numbers. You will also see Laboratory's comments by Hormone Specialist Phd Dr. on your test result which suggests a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials how to maintain your hormone level balanced. After receiving your test result we strongly recommend you to show your test result to your GP and see if you need any treatment or further action needs to be taken.
- Test must be used within 12 months after purchase date.
Test Kit Pack includes:
- Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
- Contains collection instructions
- Instructions on How to Use blood spot Collection Kit
- Shipping Instruction
- Return Envelope
Having too much or too little of a particular hormone in the body can cause hormonal imbalance. Main symptoms related with above named hormones are:
Estradiol (Estrogen) Hormone imbalance symptoms are bone loss, bloating, acne or oily skin, low libido, hot flashes, irritability, depression, decreased fertility, mood swings, obstructed bile secretion or function, vaginal dryness, poor concentration, and memory lapses.
Progesterone Hormone imbalance symptoms are decreased fertility, heavy or painful periods, irregular periods, mood swings, hot flashes, tender or fibrocystic breasts, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and so on.
Testosterone hormone imbalance symptoms are decreased libido, decrease in muscles / few distinctive muscles, fat deposits in the stomach and breast areas, cellulite, varicose veins, slack arms and face, wrinkle development, dry skin, decreased hair growth, low stamina, consistent tiredness, low assertiveness, uncertainty, decreased stress resistance, nervousness, anxiety, depressive moods and forgetfulness. Testosterone deficiency can affect women as well as men.
DHEAS deficiency symptoms are
- Oily skin,
- Bad memory,
- Muscle weakness,
- Skin & eyes dryness,
- Insulin resistance,
- Addison's disease,
- Low stamina,
- Low Libido,
- Less muscle mass,
- Less hair growth in underarms,
- Inability losing weight.
What is DHEAS (DS)?
DHEAS (DS) (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA-S can produce various hormones like estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, and testosterone. While maintaining regular exercise, it increases the production of DHEA-S level in the body; this level also tends to decrease as people age in time, particularly after the age of 30. People with anorexia, end-stage kidney disease, type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes), AIDS, adrenal insufficiency, and those critically ill are believed to have low DHEA-S level.
FSH Test for Women
An FSH test is a simple blood test. Women might be asked to have this test done at a specific point in their menstrual cycle, usually the first couple of days. In women, the most common reasons for the follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) test include:
- Assessing infertility problems
- Assessing irregular menstrual cycles
- Diagnosing disorders of the pituitary gland or diseases involving the ovaries
FSH Test for Men
In men, a follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) test may be done to:
- Evaluate a low sperm count
- Assess hypogonadism or gonadal failure
- Assess testicular dysfunction
FSH Test for Children
An FSH test might be used to determine if a child is experiencing precocious puberty, which is early puberty. An FSH test may also be used to determine if a child is experiencing delayed puberty. This occurs when sexual features or organs don’t develop when they should.
High FSH Levels
High FSH Levels in Women
If you’re a woman with high FSH levels, this may indicate:
- a loss of ovarian function, or ovarian failure
- polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance, causing ovarian cysts
- a chromosomal abnormality, such as Turner’s syndrome that occurs when part or all of one of a woman’s X chromosomes is missing
High FSH Levels in Men
If you’re a man with high FSH values, this may indicate:
- Klinefelter’s syndrome, which is a rare condition in men caused by an extra X chromosome that can affect male development
- testicles that are absent or not functioning properly
- testicles that have been damaged by a disease such as alcohol dependence
- testicles that have been damaged by treatments such as X-rays or chemotherapy
High FSH Levels in Children
High FSH levels in children may mean that puberty is about to start.
Low FSH Levels
Low FSH values may indicate that:
- a woman isn’t producing eggs
- a man isn’t producing sperm
- the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, which are the hormone control centers in the brain, aren’t functioning properly
- a tumour is interfering with the brain’s ability to control the production of FSH
Luteinizing hormone (LH), a glycoprotein hormone produced by the anterior pituitary, is essential for reproduction in both men and women.
In women, controlled by a negative feedback loop involving several ovarian hormones, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is secreted in pulses from the hypothalamus, which stimulates LH production from the pituitary gland. In a normal menstrual cycle, a surge of LH production lasting around 48 hours occurs at the end of the follicular phase. This sudden burst of LH causes luteinization of the ovarian follicles and triggers ovulation.
In men, LH acts on the Leydig cells of the testes to stimulate production of testosterone, which is necessary for sexual function as well as spermatogenesis. LH levels are useful for the clinical assessment of infertility: low levels in men can result in hypogonadism and insufficient sperm production, while in women LH levels are used to determine the occurrence of ovulation for couples trying to conceive. High LH levels are seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome, and in precocious puberty levels are similar to those seen in reproductive age individuals instead of the lower levels normally seen in children.
LH levels can also be used in the diagnosis of pathologies of the hypothalamus or pituitary. As women enter menopause, LH levels rise as ovarian hormone production declines, reducing the negative feedback effect on GnRH production. LH testing can help evaluate a woman’s menopausal status. Ranges for blood spot LH in premenopausal women (luteal phase) are 0.5—12.8 U/ L, in premenopausal women (follicular phase) 1.6—9.3 U/L, in postmenopausal women 15—64 U/L, and in men 1.0—8.4 U/L
This Blood Spot hormone test is safe and has easy step-by-step instructions to use. Due to its nature of producing valid and reliable results, this testing kit helps eliminate any recurring doubts and fears about what you are feeling. A simple step of collecting your sample and send it to us. Once the laboratory obtains your results, you will receive your test result between 3-5 working days via email.