Day 3 Fertility Check Blood Test
Is it for you?
Key biomarkers - see full list below
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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