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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.
Blood sample 6 biomarkers included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
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

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.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Vitamins
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Hormones

Vitamins (1 Biomarker)

Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Hormones (4 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Preparing for Pregnancy 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 this test, taking a break from this and using barrier contraception will give more accurate results. Avoid taking your sample from a finger used to apply hormone gels/pessaries 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

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 test looks at biomarkers that might affect your chances of getting pregnant, like low vitamin D or a thyroid disorder. It also checks your female reproductive 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
Chief Medical Officer

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

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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Questions? Let us help
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.