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Menopause check

This is an important test that can be used to help investigate the menopause.

Finger-prick blood
5 tests included
2 days turnaround

£79.00

£59.00

About Menopause check

What is menopause?

Menopause is a biological change in females typically occurring between the ages of 40-60 years old. It is caused by decreased production of the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. This results in the ovaries stopping the monthly release of eggs. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, changes in mood, lower sex drive, irregular periods, thinning hair and weight gain. Menopause can be confirmed by the levels of hormones in the blood which change during this process. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH) are produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and typically fluctuate during the menstrual cycle to control maturation and release of eggs. Consistently elevated FSH and LH levels can be an indicator that a woman is going through the menopause as the ovaries stop responding to these hormones. In contrast, oestradiol levels decrease as the ovaries stop producing and releasing eggs. Thyroid hormones are also included in this test since thyroid problems share similar symptoms to menopause.  

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of FSH, LH, oestradiol and thyroid hormones in the blood. It can be used to help investigate the menopause and to distinguish the menopause from thyroid problems.

 

What's tested

Hormones

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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