Perimenopause Health Test
Are you experiencing symptoms such as hot flushes, irregular periods, weight gain, insomnia and brain fog? Find out whether you're approaching the menopause with our in-clinic blood test.Clinics & Availability
Why take this test?
Menopause affects your health
This test measures key hormonal levels and health areas affected by the menopause, such as bone health and cardiovascular risk. We also check your thyroid hormone levels, as thyroid dysfunction can cause menopause-like symptoms.
Do I need to fast?
You must not eat or drink anything other than water for at least 10 hours before the test. Taken at day 3 of the menstrual cycle if you are having periods or random day if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraceptives and HRT can affect results. Avoid high dose biotin.
No hidden costs
Everything from the in-clinic blood draw and tracked shipment of samples to the lab, through to delivery of the results and medical report is included in the price.
This test is performed as an in-clinic blood draw by a trained health professional and the samples are analysed by UKAS accredited labs.
Markers included in the analysis
Perimenopause is the time when you are transitioning towards menopause, and the hormonal balance starts changing. This can result in menopausal symptoms but can also affect health in other ways, such as increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Perimenopause typically starts in your 40s but can happen earlier or later. Your results will be delivered together with a personal comment from one of our doctors. Click on any of the health areas for a breakdown of the markers included. You can also click on each marker to learn more. Please note that this test should be taken while fasted, and only on weekdays (Monday - Friday). You should also know that hormonal contraceptives and HRT can alter the results.
Reproductive hormones help women develop female sex characteristics, and play an important role in the menstrual cycle, fertility, and pregnancy. During the menopausal transition the levels of these hormones will gradually change towards a different pattern than during your more fertile years. Fertility goes down, but this change in hormonal balance can also result in other menopausal symptoms. It can also affect health in other ways, such as increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Health markersOestradiolFollicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)Luteinising hormone (LH)
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients required by the body to work properly and to stay healthy. Levels outside the optimal range can cause problems, and may worsen certain menopause related symptoms. The hormone changes at menopause affect many body functions, including bone health. After menopause the risk of osteoporosis increases, and these nutrients are all important for healthy bones.
Health markersCalciumMagnesiumVitamin D
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but it can be prevented. Dyslipidemia (excess of triglycerides and cholesterol in blood) is one of the most important risk factors, however lipid levels are strongly affected by diet and exercise. After the menopause women's cholesterol levels have a tendency to worsen, and the risk of cardiovascular problems increases. Tracking your levels over time and acting early if your lipids worsen, can help reduce the risk.
Health markersHDL - CholesterolLDL - CholesterolTriglyceridesTotal Cholesterol
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck that produces hormones that regulate the metabolism, that is how we use and store energy. Thyroid problems are more common among women, and some symptoms are similar to those experienced during the menopausal transition. Understanding if your symptoms are caused by changes in your reproductive hormones or a dysfunctional thyroid (or both!) is important in order to determine the right course of action.
Health markersFree thyroxine (FT4)Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
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