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.
This test will provide you with your hormonal levels for 3 hormones that fluctuate as you approach menopause. Find out if your symptoms are associated with hormonal fluctuations.
Signs of hormonal imbalance include
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Hot flashes
- Unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight
- Lack of concentration
- Night sweats
- Low sex drive
Progesterone levels are at their highest post ovulation. Therefore, it is best to take your sample 7 days prior to your expected period. If your menstrual cycle is 28 days, taking this test at day 21 will help confirm that ovulation has taken place.
Note: Do not take this test if you are taking oral contraceptives containing progestin.
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.
Activation links your test kit to your account. All test kits must be activated before samples are processed.
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 17025 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.