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Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test
Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test
Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test
Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test

Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test

A pre-pregnancy blood test to measure reproductive and thyroid hormones as well as vitamin D levels to determine whether your body is ready for pregnancy.

Is it for you?

Are you thinking about starting a family and would like a thorough hormone MOT before you start? Have you recently started trying for a baby or have you been trying unsuccessfully for a few months? Perhaps you’re about to start fertility treatment and your doctor has asked you to have blood tests? This test is the perfect starting point to check levels of essential hormones and vitamin D crucial for both natural conception and IVF.
Blood sample 6 biomarkers included 3 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Vitamins
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Hormones

Vitamins (1 Biomarker)

Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Hormones (4 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

You need to let us know the date of the first day of your last period (if you have them), this lets our doctors interpret your test accurately. You will receive an email asking you to complete this information in your MyMedichecks account, there is an option to tell us if you no longer have periods. This test is usually taken between days 2 and 5 of your period. Please take your sample in the morning. High dose biotin supplements can affect this test. If you are taking more than the recommended daily amount then you should not take your supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking high dose biotin for medical reasons (e.g. multiple sclerosis) then you should discuss this with your doctor. Use of oestrogen containing medications such as hormone replacement therapy or the combined oral contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test. Please use your MyMedichecks account to let us know if you are taking these. You will get more accurate results if you are able to take this test during a break from your oestrogen containing medication. If you are taking a finger-prick sample and you use any form of hormone-containing gel or pessary (eg hormone replacement therapy or testosterone replacement therapy) then we recommend that you take your blood sample from a finger which has not been in contact with the gel or pessary for several weeks, wearing a glove whilst applying the medication can help with this. You should take this test before you take any vitamin or mineral supplements. Please use your MyMedichecks account to inform us of any medicines you are taking whether prescribed or over the counter.
For women planning a pregnancy, healthy levels of reproductive hormones and vitamin D are essential to ensure the best possible outcome. Many women want to check that their body is in the best shape possible before they start trying for a baby. This Preparing for Pregnancy profile looks at biomarkers that might affect your chances of getting pregnant, like low vitamin D or a thyroid disorder. It also checks your female sex hormones are at levels which can support ovulation and pregnancy.

This test is an essential first step in getting ready for pregnancy.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have decided to try for a baby, and you want reassurance about your fertility status
  • You want to check your reproductive health to optimise your chances of a successful pregnancy
  • You have been trying to get pregnant for a few months and want to check whether your hormones, vitamin D or a thyroid disorder may be making it difficult for you to conceive
  • You have symptoms which you think may be related to a hormone imbalance

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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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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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.