Hormones are a vital part of our everyday functions, they influence all parts of our growth reproduction, sleep, moods, metabolism. Any imbalance can have a huge impact on the way we feel.
One of the areas governed by hormones is the reproductive cycle. People trying to start a family, if you are working with a specialist they may ask for the information on this test when making an assessment.
Hormone levels fluctuate through your cycle, so knowing when to take this test is also important.
Who is this test for
The Fertility test is for anyone who is curious about their fertility status. If you want to find out how many eggs you have left
You could have the test if you are thinking about having IVF, this test can give you an indication of how you are likely to respond to treatment.
Notes for this test
Take this test between days 2 and 5 of your period.
It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods.
HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.
Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test.
If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Please let us know if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, as this can affect the results of this test
After your test
Once you have your results if needed we can direct you to someone that can explain them to you and offer a more detailed analysis
FINGER PRICK PACK
We will post out to you a finger prick sample pack; it will have all you need to take your sample including instructions of how to take the sample and an envelope to return it to the Lab.
If you are nervous or unsure about anything please contact us and we will do our best to help.
We always recommend taking your sample in the morning and getting to the post office the same day.