The Menopause Home Blood test is a simple to use, at-home test kit that can indicate whether you are going through the menopause. This blood test measures a hormone called Follicle Stimulating Hormone (or “FSH”), which is found in the body in higher levels during the menopause.
Please note that you shouldn’t take this test if you are taking a contraceptive that contains estrogen and progestogen, or high dose progestogen, as these alter your natural FSH levels. If the test shows high FSH levels, it could provide answers to symptoms you’ve been experiencing and can allow your doctor to prescribe treatment or recommend lifestyle changes to provide relief.
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How it works
After purchasing your Blood Test we will deliver it for free.
When we receive your test kit, please allow 5 days for us to process the results.
You will receive an email letting you know when your results are ready.
Your results will be available to download from your personal downloads folder.
IMPORTANT: Post your blood sample on the same day as testing to prevent your blood from being heamolysed which will result in re-testing.
Hormones: Hormones govern every activity of your body, from growth and metabolism to reproduction and your sleep cycle. Even a small imbalance in your hormone levels can have a significant impact on your health, affecting your mood and energy levels as well as fertility and libido. Hormones are known as chemical messengers which are manufactured in your glands and released into your bloodstream. They instruct your body in everything it does – regulating appetite, growth, mood and reproduction. Generally they keep the body functioning and in balance. Hormone disorders are common and can often be put right through hormone replacement therapy or lifestyle changes. Hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day and, for women, through the reproductive cycle.
Thyroid Hormones: Your thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck which produces hormones which help to govern your metabolism. It is possible for your thyroid to under-produce or over-produce thyroid hormones, and both conditions can lead to debilitating symptoms. Typically an underactive thyroid leads to symptoms of lethargy, weight gain and dry skin and hair while an overactive thyroid leads to symptoms of feeling nervous and anxious, as well as weight loss. Once diagnosed, thyroid conditions can be treated but even then, it is important to continue to monitor levels of thyroid hormones to ensure that your levels remain optimal.
Why take this test?
You are experiencing symptoms which you think may be due to the menopause
You have a family history of early menopause
You want to rule out a thyroid condition
You want to learn more about your hormone balance
Prepare for your Menopause Blood Test by following these instructions. Please take your sample before 10am. Take this test 2 to 5 days after the start of your period, ideally on day 3. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test.
Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Avoid taking your sample from a finger used to apply hormone gels/pessaries/patches in the past 4 weeks. Use gloves to apply these. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.