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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

A simple finger-prick hormone check to test levels of oestradiol, progesterone, and prolactin in your blood.

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.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

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

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

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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.

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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.