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Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test

Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test


An advanced hormone profile for women which includes male and female hormones with a full thyroid function test plus thyroid antibodies.
Blood sample 12 biomarkers included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test
Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test
Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test
Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do you experience symptoms such as irregular or heavy periods, weight gain and mood swings and want to check whether your hormones might be the cause? Are you experiencing menopausal symptoms and want to rule out a thyroid disorder? Or are you planning a family and want a thorough hormone MOT before you start? This advanced hormone panel is ideal for anyone who wants to learn whether their hormones are normal for their stage of life.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Autoimmunity
  • Thyroid Hormones

Hormones (6 Biomarkers)

Proteins (1 Biomarker)

Autoimmunity (2 Biomarkers)

Thyroid Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test by following these instructions. Please take your sample before 10am. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Avoid taking your sample from a finger used to apply hormone gels/pessaries/patches in the past 4 weeks. Use gloves to apply these. You should take this test before you take any medication or vitamin/mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

This test is an advanced version of our Female Hormone Blood Test and includes a full thyroid function test with thyroid antibodies to give you a complete view of your reproductive and thyroid hormones. This profile looks at the hormones which govern a woman's reproductive system including those which support the maturation and release of a healthy egg for ovulation and conception to occur. Hormone balance is not only important for fertility, but also for mood, energy, weight and bone health. Many women want to test their natural levels of hormones to see if a hormone decline or imbalance could be causing symptoms such as irregular periods, mood swings and male characteristics (such as acne and male pattern hair growth associated with polycystic ovaries).

Many of the symptoms of unbalanced or declining hormones that come with age can be similar to the symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Thyroid disorders affect more women than men, and are often caused by an autoimmune disorder when the body's antibodies start attacking the thyroid gland. This test identifies whether your thyroid is functioning normally and whether an autoimmune condition could be causing symptoms.

Elevated thyroid antibodies are also associated with an increased risk of miscarriage even if your thyroid hormones are within the normal range. An under-treated thyroid disorder, whether overactive or underactive, can also raise risks to both the mother and the foetus in pregnancy. 

The Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test also measures testosterone, a male hormone which is produced in women in small amounts, but which can cause unwanted male characteristics if elevated. By including a free androgen index (FAI) we can calculate the amount of testosterone which is available to your cells. High levels of male androgens can be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. 

This test should be taken on day 3 of your cycle, 3 days after your period has started - although it can also be taken on day 2,4 or 5. Our doctors will interpret your results and let you know whether your hormone levels are normal for the stage of your cycle and your age. 

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 natural hormone status then please take this test at least 12 weeks after stopping any hormone replacement or contraceptive pill, implant or hormone IUD. If you are premenopausal and do not wish to become pregnant then please make sure that you use an alternative non-hormonal form of contraception. If you have not been through the menopause then we suggest waiting until your periods have re-established a regular cycle (for you) before taking this test.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You want an in-depth view of your reproductive and thyroid hormones
  • You are planning a family and want to make sure that your hormones and thyroid function can support a healthy pregnancy
  • You have heavy or irregular periods and want to investigate possible causes
  • You have symptoms of a hormone imbalance and want to check your male and female hormones

Laboratories you can trust

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

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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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.