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.
Progesterone is one of the hormones controlling fertility and menstruation. Following ovulation, progesterone is released to ready the uterus to receive the fertilized egg.
High progesterone levels are maintained through pregnancy to ensure the body does not produce any more eggs. Progesterone also helps the body prepare for milk production. However, if pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels go down.
Many women experience significant changes associated with both physical and mental wellbeing following menopause. This test detects the levels of two hormones which decline during menopause to provide you with an understanding of how your hormone levels compare to the normal range.
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
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.
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.