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Menopause Blood Test


This test is for you if you’re aged 40-45 and are experiencing menopausal symptoms or if you’re under 40 and suspect you’re going through menopause.

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Menopause is the stage in your life, between the ages of 45 and 55, when your periods finally stop due to lower hormone levels. It happens naturally, unless you have had surgery to remove the ovaries or the uterus, had cancer treatments like chemotherapy, or you have a genetic reason. Sometimes the reason can be unknown.

Symptoms of the menopause include anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, hot flushes and irregular periods.

Perimenopause is when you have symptoms of the menopause before your periods have stopped.

 This test is for you if you are you experiencing symptoms such as:

  • hot flushes
  • brain fog
  • night sweats
  • mood swings
  • irregular periods
  • your mother or your sister experienced an early menopause and you want to know if you might be affected too

This Menopause Blood Test measures levels of key hormones such as FSH, LH and oestradiol.

Levels of FSH rise in women as egg production declines, so it may be used in certain circumstances to assess the likelihood of whether a woman is going through the menopause.

The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that FSH testing is only considered to diagnose menopause in women aged 40-45 with menopausal symptoms (including a change in their menstrual cycle) or in women under the age of 40 in whom menopause is suspected.

You should not take this test if you are taking a contraceptive containing oestrogen and progestogen or high‑dose progestogen because the contraceptive changes your natural FSH levels.

Due to significant fluctuation in FSH levels around the time of menopause, there is a chance that this test may show normal pre-menopause levels of FSH in someone who is going through, or has been through, the menopause.

Thyroid hormones are also included as menopausal and thyroid symptoms can be similar. It is not uncommon for a thyroid condition to develop in a woman’s 40’s or 50’s so this test can give an insight into whether symptoms are due to menopause, thyroid or both.

Please remember though, these tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor. 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.

Additional information



How to use

For the best results, collect your sample before 10am.

It’s best to take this test 2 to 5 days after the first day of your period, ideally on day 3 of your cycle. However, if you do not menstruate, you can take this test at any time.

It’s important to note that hormonal contraception can affect test results. You should take a break from hormonal conception and use barrier contraception in the month before this test.

If you have used one of your fingers to apply hormone gels/pessaries in the past 4 weeks, use a different finger to collect the sample. Ideally, use gloves for these creams in the 4 weeks prior to this test.

Do not take any biotin supplements for 2 days before this test. If your doctor has prescribed biotin, speak with them in advance


FSH – FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries

LH – LH helps control the menstrual cycle. It also triggers the release of an egg from the ovary

Oestradiol –  E2’s main function is to mature and then maintain the reproductive system. During the menstrual cycle, increased estradiol levels cause the maturation and release of the egg, as well as the thickening of the uterus lining to allow a fertilized egg to implant

Free Thyroxine – Thyroxine (T4) is one of two hormones produced by the thyroid gland. It works to speed up the rate of your metabolism.

TSH – thyroid stimulating hormone. Good thyroid function is needed for fertility and many women don’t realise it. It can also affect sperm production in men.

Results and Next Steps

Taking your home test is simple. Your test kit will arrive in the post with everything you need to collect your sample, including easy-to-follow instructions.

You will need to activate your test kit and create an account following the instructions provided in the kit.

Once you have collected your sample simply post it in a post-box using the return envelope provided.

You will receive an email once your sample has arrived at the laboratory for analysis, and another when your results are ready to view.

Your results will be displayed in your account, along with a doctor’s commentary.

If you are concerned by your results, why not book a call with one of our experts.

A free discovery call with a medical expert will enable you to discuss your results and talk through your next steps.

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