Menopause Check Blood Test
A comprehensive blood test to assess your female hormones and bone health.
What is this test?
Menopause blood test checks the female hormone changes that occur during menopause in women. These tests can help confirm the onset of menopause (and perimenopause) and provide valuable information about hormone levels. It also checks your bone health, thyroid function, lipids, vitamins and minerals, which may be affected during menopause or perimenopause.
Is it for me ?
This blood test could be suitable if you are experiencing:
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Irregular periods
- Changes in mood
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in memory and concentration
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
How long does it take?
The test turnaround is 2-3 days.
Type of sample
What is included in this test
FSH, LH, and oestradiol are three hormones that play a role in the female reproductive system. During menopause, the ovaries produce less oestrogen, which increases FSH and LH levels. Measuring these hormone levels can help to confirm menopause and assess the extent of oestrogen reduction.
Symptoms of an underactive thyroid can mimic those of menopause and include tiredness, weight gain, depression, cold sensitivity, dry skin, hair changes, and muscle aches.
These biomarkers measure levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats in your blood. They can help identify the risk of heart-related medical conditions.
Vitamins and Minerals
Calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium are important nutrients for women during menopause. Calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, while magnesium may help reduce hot flushes, improve sleep quality, and alleviate mood disturbances. Assessing levels of these nutrients as part of a menopause profile can help to ensure that women are getting enough of them.
The benefits of this blood test
Here is a list of situations when menopause diagnostic tests may be recommended:
Absence of Menstrual Periods
If you have not had a menstrual period for at least 12 consecutive months and you are in your late 40s or early 50s, a menopause diagnostic test may be suggested to confirm the onset of menopause.
Irregular Menstrual Periods
If your menstrual cycles have become irregular, with varying lengths and flow patterns, and you are experiencing other symptoms associated with menopause, a diagnostic test can help determine if menopause is the cause.
Symptoms of Menopause
If you are experiencing common symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, or changes in libido, a diagnostic test can help confirm if these symptoms are due to menopause.
If you are under the age of 40 and experiencing menopausal symptoms, a diagnostic test may be performed to assess if you are going through premature menopause.
If you are considering fertility treatment or contraception options and want to confirm if you are in menopause, a diagnostic test can help provide clarity.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Before initiating hormone replacement therapy, healthcare providers may recommend a menopause diagnostic test to confirm menopausal status and guide appropriate treatment decisions.
Assessment of Hormonal Changes
Menopause diagnostic tests can be used to evaluate the levels of hormones associated with menopause, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol, providing insights into the hormonal changes occurring during this life stage.
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