Luteinizing hormone (LH)
LH is released by the pituitary gland and plays a role in ovulation, or the release of a mature egg from the ovary. Levels of LH peak mid menstrual cycle and triggers the release of the egg as well as the development of the corpus luteum, which goes on to produce progesterone necessary to maintain a pregnancy. Low LH levels may make it difficult to conceive, while high LH levels may be indicative of menopause.
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
FSH stimulates the development of the follicle (which houses the egg) during the first half of the menstrual cycle. Then mid cycle, FSH together with LH stimulates the release of one mature egg during ovulation. Imbalances in FSH levels may affect fertility.
Estradiol is the main female sex hormone, with roles in egg production, cholesterol regulation and protection from bone loss. Alterations in estradiol levels can affect fertility as it leads to irregular menstrual cycles, low sex drive, sleep issues, anxiety and fatigue. Estradiol levels decrease with age and low levels can be a sign of menopause.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH controls the release of two main thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Alterations to TSH levels are indicative of early thyroid malfunction, as elevated TSH levels suggest insufficient amounts of T3 and T4 are produced.
Testosterone plays a role in libido, muscle and fat distribution, red blood cell production and energy levels. Even though women have lower levels of testosterone than men, reduced levels of this hormone can affect the weight gain/loss, mood and energy levels. Testosterone is often transported in the blood bound to other proteins. Protein bound testosterone is biologically inactive. This test measures the biologically active free testosterone component in blood.
Female fertility is governed by the concerted action of many different hormones. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit for understanding whether your hormones are in balance
- Irregular or heavy periods
- Difficulty conceiving
- Unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight
- Pain during sex
- Excessive hair or thinning of hair
Female reproductive hormone levels fluctuate during your menstrual cycle. For accurate results, please take your samples on the 3rd day of your menstrual cycle. Take your samples on the 3rd day of your period and send back to the lab on the same day.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 1385 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.