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Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test
Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test
Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test
Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test

Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test

A test of your reproductive hormones on cycle day 3 to assess egg production and ovarian reserve which can affect your fertility.

Is it for you?

Do you want to start a family either now or in the future and are wondering about your fertility? Or are you actively trying for a baby without success? Perhaps you are just curious about your fertility and want a fertility MOT? If so, this day 3 fertility test will tell you whether there is a hormonal reason that could affect your chances of becoming pregnant.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.
This day 3 fertility test is normally the first test that is performed in any investigation into female infertility. It is performed 3 days after the start of your period (but it can also be taken on day 2 ,4 or 5) during the follicular stage of the menstrual cycle. The aim of the test is to check that hormone levels can support the maturation and release of a healthy egg from the ovary. 

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is released from the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovary to start maturing an egg. Luteinising hormone (LH) is required for the final maturation and release of the egg from a follicle, while oestradiol both stimulates the growth of the follicle and prepares the uterine lining for a pregnancy.

The levels of hormones in the body on day 3 can indicate whether hormonal problems are likely to affect ovulation and conception, and whether a condition like polycystic ovaries may be affecting fertility. Our doctors will interpret your hormone check and advise you whether you need to see your doctor or specialist for further investigation. 

Please note that any hormones you are taking for contraception or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will influence your results. If you are looking for a true picture of your fertility status then please take this test at least 12 weeks after stopping any hormone replacement or contraceptive pill, implant or hormone IUD. We suggest waiting until your periods have re-established a regular cycle (for you) before taking this test.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are planning to have a baby and you want to check your hormone status
  • You are struggling to conceive and you want to check your fertility
  • You want a general check of your reproductive hormones
  • You want to know your hormone status so that you can plan ahead for starting a family

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.