The Sex Hormones Female test includes 23 biomarkers that provide a comprehensive assessment of hormones involved in female health. In addition to the classical female hormones, this test also examines the crucial feedback loops between the pituitary gland and the thyroid, adrenal glands, and ovaries. This comprehensive approach allows for a deeper understanding of hormonal imbalances and the underlying patterns that may be contributing to the symptoms. Furthermore, the test evaluates essential nutritional elements like lipids and vitamin D, which can provide valuable insights.
Eurofins is a UKAS-accredited medical laboratory (No. 9256). Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics UK offers an extensive repertoire of tests run on state-of-the-art analysers, including but not limited to Roche Cobas, Sysmex XN-2000, Stago, Alifax, and Tecan. Methodologies are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality of results, and alternative methodologies may be employed for confirmatory testing. Detailed information regarding the test methodologies can be found in our UKAS Scope of Accreditation. 9256 Medical Single (ukas.com)
When should I use
There are many uses for a Sex Hormones blood test, such as: Menstruation issues
Age-related concerns such as menopause management
Energy regulation issues
While the Sex Hormones test is fairly comprehensive, all of these markers are also covered in our Wellness 360 test, which also looks in more detail at metabolic function and vital organ function. Blood sugar regulation and liver function are two aspects of health included which may have an impact on hormone regulation in general and, therefore, can be useful tools when unsure where a problem is originating or if a problem does span a wider set of systems. Additionally, for a more complete look at female fertility we also assess AMH in the Fertility test. Fasting for a blood test: In order to get the most accurate results, you should fast for 8 hours prior to taking a blood test. The best time to take your blood test is in the morning after having fasted overnight.
Make sure you’re hydrated: Drink 2-3 litres of plain water the day before and at least 500 ml 1-2 hours prior to taking the test. Hydration can affect your results and how well blood will flow from the pinprick site.