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Female Hormones Blood Test

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Original price £75.00
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Current price £65.00
£65.00 - £65.00
Current price £65.00

Take this test to assess your levels of crucial female hormones, as well as thyroid hormones, which play a role in regulating fertility, mood and energy.

  • Biomarkers: 9
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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Our Female Hormone Blood Test

Gain a deeper understanding of your health with our Female Hormone Blood Test. This comprehensive test analyses key hormones related to fertility, menstruation, menopause and metabolism, providing you with invaluable insights.

Our at-home test kits allow you to collect a sample comfortably from your home. Then our CQC-regulated UK lab delivers rapid results. Discover how your hormone levels may be contributing to symptoms like irregular periods, infertility, hot flashes, or changes in weight.

With a wider range of biomarkers tested than what is available from your GP, you get a fuller picture. We go beyond surface levels to provide a nuanced perspective on hormonal interactions and their complex effects, allowing you to access unparalleled insights with just a simple finger prick.

Experience convenience, accuracy and deeper health awareness with One Day Tests Female Hormone Blood Test. Order a home kit today and take the first step towards understanding your body better.

About the Female Hormone Blood Test

The Female Hormone Blood Test takes a comprehensive look at your hormone levels including those involved in fertility and the menstrual cycle as well as the thyroid hormones that regulate your metabolism.

Hormonal systems are complex and the hormonal interactions that control the menstrual cycle and fertility are particularly elaborate and elegant. Any change or abnormality in the hormones involved in this cycle can have quite varied symptoms.

By looking at these hormone levels we can establish whether you may be entering perimenopause or menopause, whether there is any indication of polycystic ovarian syndrome (which may cause irregular periods as well as symptoms such as excess hair growth and acne), or whether you are responding well to hormone replacement therapy.

9 Biomarkers

  1. THYROID FUNCTION

    - Unbound thyroxine (Free T4)
    - Unbound triiodothyronine (Free T3)
    - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

  2. REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION

    - Oestradiol/estrogen
    - Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
    - Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    - Testosterone
    - Prolactin
    - Free Androgen Index (FAI) - Calculation

  3. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Ultimate Healthy Woman Blood Test.

Everything you need to know about the female hormones

The menstrual cycle in women is regulated by fluctuations in female hormone levels. The length of the cycle is measured from the first day of menstruation to the start of the next period. While the average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, it can range anywhere from 21 to 40 days. By undergoing a blood test, it is possible to track the hormonal changes that occur throughout the menstrual cycle.

Changes in hormone levels throughout the cycle

The first day of the cycle marks the onset of menstruation, during which female hormone levels are low. As the cycle progresses, an egg begins to develop in one of the ovaries, leading to the gradual production of the hormone estrogen. Around days 10 to 16, estrogen levels reach their peak. This surge in estrogen, along with the hormones LH and FSH, prompts the release of the egg from the ovary. Following ovulation, the egg implants itself in the uterus, triggering the production of progesterone and a smaller amount of estrogen. Towards the end of the cycle (around day 28), if the egg remains unfertilized, hormone levels decrease, leading to the start of a new cycle with the onset of menstruation.

Health conditions and female hormones

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that disrupts the normal development of eggs in the ovaries. Common symptoms of PCOS include excessive hair growth, weight gain, irregular or missed periods, and elevated levels of the male hormone testosterone. Thyroid problems, such as an overactive or underactive thyroid, can also impact egg development and hormone levels. Testing hormone levels can help identify whether health issues like PCOS or thyroid problems are responsible for hormonal changes in the body.

Hormonal changes during menopause

Menopause brings about significant hormonal changes, particularly decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone. On average, menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and is a natural transition that all women experience. However, it can have a profound impact on a woman`s overall well-being.

Menopausal symptoms include hot flushes, mood changes, night sweats, fatigue, changes in the menstrual cycle, reduced sex drive, memory and concentration issues, as well as vaginal dryness and pain.

To alleviate these symptoms, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reintroduce hormones into the body. HRT often involves a combination of estrogen and progesterone, which can be administered through oral tablets, skin patches, or gels. If you suspect you are entering menopause, this blood test can help determine whether low hormone levels are responsible for your symptoms. It can also assist in monitoring the impact of HRT on your body. 

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Although testosterone is traditionally considered the "male" hormone, women also produce small but important quantities of this in the ovaries. We check testosterone levels to look for androgen excess which may be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Androgen excess is when the body produces too much of the "male" hormones and to get an even more accurate idea of your androgen levels, we calculate your Free Androgen Index (FAI). The FAI tells us not just how much testosterone is in the body, but how much of this testosterone is biologically active and may therefore be causing problems.

Abnormalities in thyroid hormone levels can mimic conditions affecting the other female hormones as they can cause changes in your cycle, or symptoms such as tiredness, low mood and weight gain, which are sometimes associated with menopause.

Therefore, we also check your thyroid function so we get a good overall picture of some of your most important hormone levels.

Red flag symptoms for the Female Hormones Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of a serious underlying illness. 

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Drenching sweats during the night.
  • Persistent fevers.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Female Hormones Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Female Hormones Blood Test.

Ideally, this test is taken between days 2 and 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your period). If you do not have periods, or if your periods are irregular, then the test can be taken at any time.

Hormonal contraception will make these results difficult to accurately interpret so it is best to take a break from this and use barrier methods of contraception for a few weeks before the test.

If you use hormonal gels or pessaries, do not take the finger prick test from a finger you have used to apply these within the last 4 weeks.

If you take biotin supplements, stop taking these for 72 hours before the test.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Female Hormones Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Female Hormones Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why do you check testosterone?

Although typically considered the "male hormone" testosterone is produced by all women and is an important part of the hormone profile. Excess testosterone can be found in polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause acne, weight gain, thinning hair, and irregular periods.

It is actually more useful to calculate the "Free Androgen Index" (FAI) which tells us how much biologically active testosterone you have. FAI is calculated from your total testosterone level and your Sex Hormone Binding Globulin level.

There is also increasing interest in the role of testosterone replacement after menopause as falling levels of testosterone contribute to the lowering of libido and low energy levels.

Can I take this test whilst taking HRT?

Yes, the test will tell you whether your HRT has restored your pre-menopausal oestrogen levels.

What is oestradiol?

Oestradiol is one of the three different forms of oestrogen. It is the predominant form of oestrogen in the body during a woman`s fertile years. Oestradiol is generally what people mean when they refer to oestrogen. 

Do I need to fast for the Female Hormone Blood Test?

Fasting is generally not required for a routine female hormone blood test. Most hormones that are tested, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, FSH, and LH, do not require fasting. Just avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before the test, as that can impact hormone levels.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • To check that your hormone profile is healthy
  • You are worried about polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • You are worried about fertility
  • You think you may be perimenopausal or menopausal
  • Ideal for continuous monitoring

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

This test will tell you whether your symptoms are due to a hormonal imbalance or a change in your hormone levels as you age, for example during perimenopause or menopause.

This test will help you investigate symptoms including tiredness, weight gain and low mood, as well as problems such as an irregular menstrual cycle or difficulty conceiving.

If you are taking hormone replacement therapy, this test can tell you whether your treatment has effectively restored your oestrogen levels.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Anxiety, Chronic fatigue, Constipation, Dry skin, Fatigue, Feeling cold, Feeling hot all the time, Fertility problems, Lack of libido, Low mood, Menopausal symptoms, Muscle cramps, Palpitations, Weight gain, and Women

Why blood tests are important.