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Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test

Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test


A simple finger-prick hormone check to test levels of oestradiol, progesterone, and prolactin in your blood.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test
Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test
Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test
Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test
Oestradiol Progesterone and Prolactin Blood Test

Is it for you?

Are you a man who is taking testosterone and wants to check that his female hormones are not elevated? Are you a male with enlarged breasts (gynaecomastia or man-boobs) and thinks that excessive female hormones might be to blame? This simple finger-prick test measures the levels of female hormones in the blood and can tell you if they are normal.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. Take this test between days 2 and 5 of your period. It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods. HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks. 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.

From the expert

Although primarily thought of as female hormones, oestradiol, progesterone, and prolactin are also found in males in small amounts. Elevated levels of these hormones in men can be a result of taking testosterone replacement (TRT). Symptoms of an imbalance in these hormones include water retention, gynaecomastia (man-boobs) low libido, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, and infertility.

Oestradiol (a form of oestrogen) is a steroid hormone needed by both women and men. While testosterone is commonly thought of as the most significant male hormone, it needs to be in balance with oestradiol to help control sex drive, erectile function, and sperm production. 

Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal glands. In men, it is the precursor to testosterone and so is necessary to keep hormonal balance.

Prolactin is produced by a small organ at the base of the brain called the anterior pituitary gland. Prolactin is best known for producing breast milk in females and in men is important for sexual function.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You're a man who has symptoms of gynaecomastia
  • You're a man taking testosterone replacement (TRT) and you want to understand the impact on your female hormones
  • You’re a man experiencing water retention, low libido or infertility and want to check if a hormone imbalance is to blame

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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.