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Female Hormone Blood Test

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Biomarkers Included with the Female Hormone Blood Test blood test

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Luteinizing Hormone (LH)



About the Female Hormone Blood Test blood test

Hormones are essential for a wide range of functions including fertility, reproductive cycle, mood, and general wellbeing. In women, hormone levels change naturally throughout the monthly menstrual cycle. Specific hormones such as oestrogen can decrease with age, and others like FSH and LH levels can increase with age and especially during the menopause.

Hormone testing for women often focuses on hormones that play a role in puberty, fertility, menopause and health conditions. This type of testing may be used for various purposes in women such as confirming pregnancy, track menopause, detect hormonal imbalances and understand the cause of reproductive health issues.

What is a Female Hormone Blood Test?

A female hormone blood test examines many of the most important female hormones to give your doctor a clear idea of their current levels. It is a simple blood test that can be used to check for hormone imbalances, which can impact your health.

The levels of these hormones tell your healthcare provider about everything from your fertility to any unexplained weight gain or fatigue. Having a female hormone blood test can also help catch health issues early. It is important for women over 40 to have this test, as your hormones will be going through major changes from this point.

Why Do You Need to Take a Female Hormone Blood Test?

Female hormones blood testing can serve many reasons, such as diagnosis, monitoring and screening.


Hormone testing can be used to identify the cause of a person’s symptoms. The testing can help in diagnosing various conditions like delayed development, infertility, menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and certain types of tumours.


After diagnosis through female hormones blood testing, ongoing tests may be used to track changes in your health, including whether the treatments are effective. A hormone test for women may be used to monitor people who are having treatments for infertility or cancer. The testing can also help to monitor hormone levels in transgender women who are having gender-affirming hormone treatment.


Hormone testing may also be used for screening to look for health issues before there are any signs or symptoms. For example, certain hormones may be tested during pregnancy to screen for potential foetal health problems. The tests can also be done to see if they are pregnant before surgery or admission to the hospital, and pregnancy tests may also be done before incarceration.

Female Hormone Profile Results

The female hormone blood test examines the following hormones:

  • Oestrogen
  • Luteinizing hormone
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Oestradiol
  • Prolactin

Luteinizing Hormone

LH plays a key role in the menstrual cycle. It is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and helps in sending signals that tell your ovary to release an egg. Typically, LH levels in the body are high just before you ovulate.

Testing your LH levels can help with diagnosing the reason behind being unable to get pregnant or to find out when you ovulate. It can also help to identify if you have started the menopause or perimenopause phase.

High levels of LH could be connected to Turner Syndrome or PCOS which can lead to infertility while low levels could mean that there is something wrong with your pituitary gland.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

This test measures the levels of FSH in your blood. FSH is also made by the pituitary gland and plays a vital role in sexual development and functioning.

FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries. FSH levels in women change throughout the menstrual cycle with the highest levels happening just before an egg is released by the ovary. Testing this hormone can help with the following:

  • Help find the cause of infertility
  • Find out if there is a problem with ovarian function
  • Find the reason for irregular or stopped menstrual periods
  • Confirm the start of menopause or perimenopause


Prolactin is mainly associated with breastfeeding and is vital for milk production and breast development. It is also produced by the pituitary gland and helps stimulate the mammary glands in preparation for lactation. Prolactin levels typically rise during pregnancy and remain high while breastfeeding.


Oestradiol is another important female sex hormone. It is produced by the ovaries, adrenal gland, and placenta during pregnancy. It is the most important hormone during a female’s reproductive years and is necessary for reproductive and sexual function. It also has an impact on the health of other organs and tissues.

Functions of oestradiol include facilitating female reproductive growth and the development of secondary sexual characteristics.

Testing for this hormone can help doctors evaluate menstrual problems, including abnormal bleeding or missed periods. It can also be used to check for damage or disease of the ovaries or the adrenal glands.

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for Female Hormone Blood Test blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. This hormone is essential for producing eggs in women and producing sperm in men. In women, FSH levels peak at ovulation and can increase in menopause.

This can affect or useful or:
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Luteinizing Hormone is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It plays an essential role in male and female fertility. In women, levels of LH peak before ovulation.

This can affect or useful or:

Oestradiol is the primary female sex hormone, but it is also an essential hormone for men. It is a type of hormone called an oestrogen that supports a healthy reproductive system and healthy breast tissue and bones.

This can affect or useful or:

Prolactin is a hormone which is produced in the pituitary gland and plays a role in reproductive health. Its primary purpose is to stimulate milk production after childbirth, and in pregnant and breastfeeding women prolactin levels can soar.

This can affect or useful or:

What does the Female Hormone Blood Test blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this test.

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Female Hormone Blood Test FAQ's

How much is a female hormone blood test in London?

At The Scan Clinic, a female hormone blood test costs £189. However, other factors can affect the cost of the test and we recommend calling the clinic before your appointment for accurate pricing before you visit.

What hormones are tested?

During the test, we test for various female hormones, including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Luteinizing hormone (LH), oestradiol, and prolactin. Each of these hormones plays a crucial role in women’s reproductive and fertility health, and the results can help identify the cause of numerous symptoms and conditions.

How long will the results take?

The test is done the same day, but the results can take up to 2 days to complete and send to you.

Do I need a GPs referral for female hormones blood test?

You may not need a GP referral for a female hormones blood test. However, blood test results generally require an expert to interpret them, and they are usually sent to your GP to help with this.

Important Notes

  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional before or at the time of the test.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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