Blood tests (Pan 1 – 10)
At Hormone Health we offer a range of private blood tests suitable for all stages of a woman’s life to ensure optimal health. Our team of hormone specialists will recommend the best female hormone blood tests for you.
Blood tests are one of the core investigations for health – measuring hormone levels, vitamin levels (especially Vitamin D), minerals (e.g. iron), folic acid, insulin, glucose, and other metabolic markers.
We can arrange blood tests alongside our other services such as consultations, DEXA scans, prescriptions, ultrasounds, body composition analysis (BCA) and weight management programmes. This ensures an individualised approach to optimise your health and wellbeing.
What are blood tests used for?
During the menopause, your body goes through a lot of changes. Menopause blood tests provide specific information regarding hormone levels and other key indicators such as vitamins, minerals and how they could be impacting your health.
The menopause results in declining oestrogen and progesterone levels. Low levels of oestrogen can increase the risk of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. A female hormone blood test will help monitor these levels and provide a more individualised diagnosis and treatment plan.
Blood tests are also important in the diagnosis of conditions like infertility, premature menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Following diagnosis, blood tests help with monitoring medical conditions, to manage ongoing treatment. Blood tests are also used for screening to identify potential health issues before they are any signs or symptoms.
Our female hormone blood tests
At Hormone Health our team of hormone specialists will advise on the most suitable blood test(s) for you, along with any other investigations that may be required. We have developed the following specific blood tests that are tailored to your needs to ensure optimal health.
Pan 1 – Ovarian Reserve
Your ovarian reserve relates to the number of healthy eggs in your ovaries. Measuring specific hormone levels, such as levels of antimüllerian hormone (AMH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) helps to determine your ovarian reserve. This test is used to determine your egg number (not quality) and helps to plan your fertility journey. It does not predict your chances of becoming pregnant.
Oestradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), LH, Inhibin, B, and antimüllerian hormone (AMH) blood tests.
Pan 2 – Standard Hormone Profile
This is the very basic blood test which is used to assess your hormonal status both before and during hormone therapy.
Oestradiol, FSH, Testosterone, Progesterone and SHBG blood tests.
Pan 3 – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Screen
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common condition that affects how your ovaries work and is one of the most common causes of female infertility. While the exact cause is not known, it is related to abnormal hormone levels, including insulin. While our blood tests help in the diagnosis of PCOS you may also require an ultrasound scan to examine your ovaries, which we can also arrange for you as part of your treatment.
Oestradiol, FSH, LH, Testosterone, SHBG, DHEA, Androstenedione, Prolactin, Glucose and Insulin blood tests.
Pan 4 – Basic Menopause Profile
To look at hormones but also calcium and vitamin D which are important in bone metabolism. It is one of the most commonly used tests for monitoring response to hormone therapy.
Pan 5 – Fit for 50’s – Hormone, Vitamin D and Glucose Analysis
The changing hormone levels during menopause can result in a reduction in glucose and blood fat metabolism. To help ensure optimal health during mid-life our specific ‘Fit for 50’s’ blood test will measure levels of hormones, vitamin D, lipids and glucose levels amongst other tests. This is the basic recommended test for a menopause “MOT”
Oestradiol, FSH, Testosterone, SHBG, Vitamin D, Calcium, FT4, TSH, Lipids, Glucose, Hba1c, and Insulin blood tests.
Pan 6 – Fit for life – Full Health Analysis
Our ‘Fit for Life’ menopause blood test provides a more detailed MOT than our ‘Fit for 50’s’ female hormone blood test. In addition to measuring vitamin D and glucose levels, it also includes a range of other blood tests including vitamin B12 and full blood count. This provides a comprehensive full health analysis looking at not only hormones but also cariometabolic and bone risk markers, allowing a tailored treatment plan to be recommended.
Oestradiol, FSH, Testosterone, SHBG, Vitamin D, Calcium, FT4, TSH, Lipids, Glucose, Insulin, Homocysteine, Vitamin B12, Red Cell, Folate, SDPD Cross Laps, Hba1c, and Full Blood Count blood tests.
Pan 7 – Hair Loss Profile
Hair loss during menopause is not an uncommon occurrence, caused by lower levels of oestrogen. This hormone is needed for hair growth and overall hair health. However, there are many factors that can contribute to hair loss such as thyroid hormones, androgens and iron levels. Our ‘Hair Loss Profile’ female hormone blood test can help to help diagnosis if it is related to hormonal factors related to menopause.
Oestradiol, FSH, SHBG, TSH, Free T4, DHT, Zinc, Magnesium, Ferritin, FBC, Iron, Vitamin B, B12, DHEA, Androstenedione.
Pan 8 – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Panel
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is a condition where the ovaries struggle to function correctly before the age of 40. It is also referred to as premature menopause as the ovaries stop releasing eggs and the production of hormones ceases. A series of specific blood tests can help in the diagnosis of POI if you are under 40 years of age and experienced menopausal symptoms. Elevated serum follicle-stimulating (FSH) levels on two blood samples taken 4-6 weeks apart, together with other blood tests of serum luteinizing hormone (LH), oestradiol, prolactin, testosterone, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels may be helpful for diagnosis of POI. Genetic tests are also performed to try to determine the cause of ovarian insufficiency. Wider genetic panels will be offered in the future.
Oestradiol, FSH, LH, Testosterone, SHBG, AMH, Prolactin, Chromosome Analysis, THAB, T4 / TSH and Fragile X blood tests.
Pan 9 – Tiredness Profile
During menopause, it is not uncommon to experience tiredness or fatigue. This can be caused as a direct result of hormonal changes, and lower sleep quality due to other menopause symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats. Our specific ‘Tiredness Profile’ female hormone blood test will help diagnose if tiredness is related to the menopause or may be due to other factors.
Oestradiol, FSH, Testosterone, Progesterone, SHBG, TFT, T3, Thyroid Antibodies, Insulin, Glucose, Vitamin D, Calcium, FBC, Ferritin, Prolactin and DHEA blood tests.
Pan 10 – Full Thyroid Profile
Thyroid hormones are essential for metabolism, growth and development. The symptoms of an overactive or underactive thyroid can include tiredness, loss of libido, reduction in sleep quality and irregular periods. Not surprisingly these symptoms can often be mistaken for symptoms of the menopause. Our ‘Full Thyroid Profile’ female hormone blood test will help diagnose if the symptoms you experience are related to your Thyroid or the menopause, allowing an effective treatment to be recommended.
FT4, TSH, FT3, THAB, Reverse T3 blood tests.
The range of menopause blood tests we offer represents a vital part of any health investigation. Together with consultations and other health services offered by our expert team of hormone specialists, we will provide you with accurate information and guidance.
If you have any questions or concerns about menopause blood tests or any other aspect of your health, please get in touch to arrange an appointment with us.