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Menopause Insights Blood Test

Original price £64.00 - Original price £64.00
Original price
£64.00
£64.00 - £64.00
Current price £64.00

5 BIOMARKERS

Quick and basic menopausal insights test to form a baseline for your hormonal status. Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years.

Easy sample collection at our clinics or via a home kit.

Results - super fast for most markers (check specific turnaround below), with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

Benefits

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK
  • Kit includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample, together with detailed instructions on how to do it. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Same accuracy from the comfort of your home

Re-test guarantee

About the test

The menopause insights blood test is a good way to assess your menopausal status.

We do this by checking the key hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), and oestrogen (oestradiol).

Abnormal levels of these hormones may suggest that you are perimenopausal or postmenopausal. We also check your thyroid function as problems with the thyroid gland (which can become either overactive or underactive) can mimic the symptoms of the menopause.

While blood tests can provide important insights - it is not the complete picture and we cannot diagnose definitively from just the blood tests. It is important to consider your symptoms (such as irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood changes) along with your age, together with the hormonal tests when making a menopause diagnosis. We advise that you take these results to your healthcare practitioner.

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. It is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation, and it typically occurs in women in their late 40s or early 50s, although the age at which menopause occurs can vary widely.

During menopause, a woman`s ovaries gradually produce fewer reproductive hormones, primarily estrogen and progesterone. This hormonal decline leads to various physical and hormonal changes in the body. The most common and recognizable symptoms of menopause include irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and changes in libido.

Once a woman has gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, she is considered to have reached menopause. After menopause, the ovaries no longer release eggs, and a woman cannot become pregnant naturally. Additionally, the hormonal changes associated with menopause can impact bone health, cardiovascular health, and other aspects of overall well-being.

Menopause is a natural and inevitable phase in a woman`s life, and while it can come with certain challenges and symptoms, it is not a medical condition in itself. Many women find relief from menopausal symptoms through lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or other medical interventions, depending on their individual needs and preferences.

With our free Health Dashboard tool online, you can track your biomarkers over time and compare your results with previous ones. This feature provides a clear understanding of how your health is progressing and helps you make better-informed decisions about your well-being and any improvement on the fertility biomarkers.

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional phase that precedes menopause. It is the period during which a woman`s body undergoes hormonal changes in preparation for menopause, which is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation.

Perimenopause typically begins in a woman`s late 30s or early 40s but can start earlier or later for some individuals. It can last for several years before menopause is officially reached.

Irregular Menstrual Cycles: One of the hallmark signs of perimenopause is irregular periods. Women may experience variations in the length of their menstrual cycles, heavier or lighter bleeding, or missed periods altogether.

Hormonal Fluctuations: Hormone levels, particularly estrogen and progesterone, can fluctuate during perimenopause. These fluctuations can lead to symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.

Changes in Fertility: While fertility declines during perimenopause, it is still possible for women to become pregnant, even if their menstrual cycles are irregular. As a result, contraception or family planning may still be necessary.

Physical and Psychological Symptoms: Perimenopausal symptoms can vary widely among women. Some may experience mild symptoms, while others may have more severe and disruptive ones. These can include changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, weight gain, and changes in libido.

5 Biomarkers

  1. HORMONES

    - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
    - Luteinizing Hormone
    - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    - Oestradiol/Estrogen/E2
    - Free T4

  2. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? You can add other biomarkers to the shopping basket together with this panel. Frequently added: Ultimate Female Fertility Blood Test

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    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, you should allow up to 48 hours for you results to come back for routine testing and potentially longer for specialised investigations.

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.

Menopausal symptoms can vary widely among women. Some women may experience classic symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, while others may have more subtle or atypical symptoms. This variability can make it challenging to recognise menopause solely based on symptoms.

Which is why it is important to back this up with blood tests.

Red flag symptoms for the Menopause Insights 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. 

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Drenching sweats during the night.
  • Persistent fevers.
  • Progressively severe symptoms of any kind.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Menopause Insights 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 Menopause Insights Blood Test.

You should take this test after any symptoms of a 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 Menopause Insights 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 Menopause Insights 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.

Are hormonal markers 100% reliable in diagnosing menopause?

Hormone levels, particularly estrogen and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), play a central role in diagnosing menopause. However, these levels can fluctuate from day to day and may not provide a consistent diagnostic marker.

What is perimenopause?

The transition to menopause, known as perimenopause, can last for several years before a woman reaches menopause.

During this time, hormone levels can fluctuate, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and symptoms that can mimic those of menopause. It can be challenging to distinguish between perimenopause and other gynecological conditions.

Is menopause unavoidable?

Menopause is a natural part of the aging process, and the timing of menopause can vary significantly from one woman to another.

It is a natural an complex process and having blood tests to back up any clinical diagnosis and to educate you with explanation of the symptoms is essential.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • To see if you are approaching the menopause
  • To help explain the symptoms you are having
  • To rule out other potential causes of symptoms, such as thyroid issues

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Jehad Al-Nashash, I am the Laboratory Director. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

Menopause is an important stage in your life and we are here to help with providing biochemistry insights into what is happening in your body and ruling out "false positives", such as thyroid issues which can have similar symptoms.

Test results, together with a bigger picture view of your symptoms will aid you in diagnosing the various stages of menopause.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Menopause and Women

Why blood tests are important.