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Oestradiol Progesterone & Prolactin
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Oestradiol Progesterone & Prolactin

Oestradiol Progesterone & Prolactin

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

Is it for you?

Are you a woman who wants to check her balance of female hormones? Or 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 for your gender.
Blood sample 3 tests included 2 working days turnaround


  • You're a woman who wants to check your balance of female hormones
  • 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 woman taking HRT and want to check your hormone levels
This test measures three important female hormones which govern fertility and milk production.
 Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that accounts for 80% of the oestrogen in the female body. It is secreted by the ovaries and is responsible for the development and maintenance of reproductive structures, including fat distribution, preparing the follicle in the ovary for the release of an egg and helping to maintain bone density. 
Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal glands.Together with oestrogen it helps to prepare the body to conceive. Progesterone has other functions in the body including improving fat metabolism, increasing bone density and mood-elevation and it can also act as a natural diuretic.
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. 
Although primarily thought of as female hormones, oestradiol, progesterone and prolactin are also found in males in small amounts. Elevated levels of female hormones in men can cause water retention, gynaecomastia (man-boobs or moobs) low libido and infertility.
Sample to be taken on day 3 of the menstrual cycle.

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
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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.