Menopause Home Blood Test


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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.





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.


Biomarker Profiles



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.

Luteinising Hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland and is important for male and female fertility. In women it governs the menstrual cycle, peaking before ovulation. In men it stimulates the production of testosterone.
Oestradiol is a female steroid hormone, produced in the ovaries of women and to a much lesser extent in the testes of men. It is the strongest of three oestrogens and is responsible for the female reproductive system as well as the growth of breast tissue and bone thickness. In pre-menopausal women, oestradiol levels vary throughout the monthly cycle, peaking at ovulation. In women, oestradiol levels decline with age, culminating with the menopause when the ovaries stop producing eggs. Low oestradiol can cause many symptoms associated with the menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings. Low oestradiol can also cause osteoporosis.
Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) a reproductive hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. FSH stimulates the growth and development of unfertilised eggs during the menstrual cycle in women and initiates the production of sex hormones such as oestradiol and progesterone. FSH is also used to stimulate the production of sperm in men. The FSH hormone is often tested with other sex hormones such as LH, testosterone, oestradiol and progesterone for diagnose infertility and pituitary gland disorders in men and women.

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.

Free Thyroxine
Thyroxine (T4) is one of two hormones produced by the thyroid gland. It works to speed up the rate of your metabolism. Most T4 is bound to carrier proteins in the blood, but it is only the free, or unbound T4 that is active in the body, which is measured in this test.
The thyroid is a gland at the base of your neck responsible for a number of metabolic processes, including energy expenditure, cardiac function, muscle physiology and substrate turnover. Disturbances in your thyroid function can lead to excess hormone levels (overactive) or diminished levels (underactive), both of which can lead to a decrease in athletic performance. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce the two thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormone production is part of a neuroendocrine cascade. It starts in the hypothalamus with the release of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), which triggers the pituitary gland to produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This binds to cells in the thyroid gland to release the hormones T3 and T4 (thyroxine). T4 is also converted into T3 (the more active thyroid hormone) at peripheral tissues. It is these hormones which essentially control the metabolism around your body. All these levels are normally held in tight balance through negative feedback loops. Abnormal thyroid function can manifest by over-secretion or under-secreting the thyroid hormones. Very often there is an autoimmune component to these conditions, and we can often see this by looking at your thyroid antibodies in more advanced thyroid tests.


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


Special Instructions

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.