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Female Hair Loss Blood Test

Original price £79.00 - Original price £79.00
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£79.00
£79.00 - £79.00
Current price £79.00

Take this test to investigate potential causes of hair thinning or loss in women including hormone imbalance, thyroid problems, low vitamin B12 and iron deficiency.

  • Biomarkers: 25
  • 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: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • No waiting time - add same or next day appointment during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back.
  • Blood collection from your arm by our professional nurses.
  • Single appointment covers all your tests on the day.
  • We have clinics in London, Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Maidstone and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "HOME KIT" as sample option, it's the same test.

Our Female Hair Loss Blood Test

Understand the root causes of your hair loss with our Female Hair Loss Blood Test. This comprehensive at-home test analyses key biomarkers related to common medical conditions that trigger hair thinning and shedding.

With a simple finger prick, gain insights into deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and other factors that could be interrupting healthy hair growth. Our convenient test kits allow you to collect a sample in the privacy of your home. Then our accredited UK lab delivers rapid results to you securely and privately.

Stop wondering and start understanding what’s happening beneath the surface. We go beyond what’s offered on the NHS to pinpoint issues that may be reversible through lifestyle changes or treatment. Take control of your hair health, while enjoying the accessibility and speed of at-home testing.

Order an easy home kit from One Day Tests and take the first step towards solutions for fuller, healthier hair.

About the Female Hair Loss Blood Test

While hair loss is often genetic, many cases have underlying medical causes that can be treated. If your hair thinning seems abnormal, our test may identify issues to address.

We understand hair loss is distressing, but solutions are possible. Common treatable causes include underactive thyroid, iron deficiency, or low vitamin B12.

Our test checks thyroid function, iron levels, B12, and inflammation markers that could incorrectly alter results. We also assess red blood cell health to screen for anaemia.

By testing key biomarkers related to hair growth, we aim to provide clarity and reassurance. Many causes of shedding and thinning can be improved with straightforward lifestyle adjustments or supplements. You don’t have to live with unexplained hair loss. Answers and treatment options could be closer than you think.

22 Biomarkers

  1. FULL BLOOD COUNT

    - White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
    - Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
    - Haemoglobin (HGB)
    - Hematocrit (HCT)
    - Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
    - Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
    - Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
    - Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)
    - Platelets (PLT) (Venous samples only)
    - Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
    - Lymphocytes (LYM)
    - Monocytes (MON)
    - Neutrophils (NEU)
    - Eosinophils (EOS)
    - Basophils (BAS)

  2. THYROID FUNCTION

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

  3. HORMONES

    - Prolactin
    - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    - Testosterone
    - Free Androgen Index (FAI)

  4. MICRONUTRIENTS

    - Vitamin B-12
    - Ferritin

  5. INFLAMMATION

    - C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

  6. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Healthy Woman Blood Test

  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 hair loss is common, it is often very distressing. There are a number of conditions that can cause or worsen hair loss, some of which are very straightforward to treat.

Firstly, we check for hormonal causes of hair loss. We test thyroid function because an underactive thyroid can cause hair loss.

Sometimes hair loss in women occurs when the ovaries produce too much testosterone, a condition known as ‘androgen excess’ which commonly occurs in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The Free Androgen Index (FAI) tests for androgen excess. As it measures your level of biologically active testosterone, FAI is a better test than simply measuring testosterone.

We also test for the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that is best known for its role in stimulating breast milk production but chronically raised levels of prolactin have been implicated in hair loss in some studies.

A number of nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss and so we test your levels of iron (through the marker ferritin) and vitamin B12. These deficiencies are common and easily treated.

We check the inflammatory marker CRP to help exclude autoimmune conditions and to make sure we can accurately interpret your ferritin which can be artificially raised in inflammatory conditions.

Lastly, we check your full blood count which is a good marker of your general health and will also check to see if you are anaemic, which can occur if you are deficient in iron or B12.

Red flag symptoms for the Female Hair Loss 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 serious underlying illness:

  • Rapid and widespread hair loss, particularly if this affects parts of your body other than your scalp
  • Scarring at the site of the hair loss
  • You feel generally unwell and are losing hair

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Female Hair Loss 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 Hair Loss Blood Test.
  • Take this test early in the morning
  • Ideally, stop combined hormonal contraception for a time and use barrier methods instead
  • Take the test between days 2 and 5 of your cycle (where day 1 is the first day of your period). If you don't have periods, take the test at any time
  • If you take biotin supplements, stop taking these for 72 hours before the test
  • Take this test after any symptoms of short-term illness have settled

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 Hair Loss 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 Hair Loss 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.

Can this test diagnose me with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

A raised Free Androgen Index (FAI) may be suggestive of PCOS but this test can’t properly diagnose PCOS.

The diagnosis is usually made by looking at your symptoms, performing a scan of your ovaries, as well as checking the blood tests.

Can a blood test rule out female pattern hair loss?

No, a standard blood test cannot definitively rule out female pattern hair loss on its own. Female pattern hair loss, also known as female androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in women and is often genetic in nature.

While blood tests can help uncover conditions that may exacerbate hair loss, like thyroid disorders, anaemia, or nutrient deficiencies, they have limitations in diagnosing female pattern hair loss specifically. A combination of clinical assessment, blood work and scalp examination is optimal.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.

You are worried about an underlying medical cause of your hair loss

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.

Hair loss can be extremely distressing and many people are interested to know how they can slow or prevent it.

Whilst hair loss often runs in families, if you are worried that nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances may be causing your hair loss, this test will allow you to check. 

Our Female Hair Loss Blood Test gives you clarity on what's happening internally so you and your doctor can make informed decisions about the next steps. Regaining control over your hair wellness with One Day Tests.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Dr. Adam Staten Test Panel, Hair loss, and Women

Why blood tests are important.