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Ovarian Reserve Test (EFP4)

£89.00

A simple finger-prick test for women to evaluate ovarian function and egg reserve.

 

A simple finger-prick test for women to evaluate ovarian function and egg reserve.

 

Which biomarkers are tested?

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
  • Estradiol (E2)

 

Who should take this test?

  • Women who want to assess their ovarian reserve.

 

What is the process?

  1. Order online
  2. Receive a discrete test kit 
  3. Collect the sample
  4. Post the kit using free packaging provided
  5. Receive your results reviewed by our clinical team

 

Special instructions

Take your sample in the morning, between day 2 and 5 of your period.

If you don’t have periods, you can take the sample at any time of your cycle.

If you are taking hormone replacement or the contraceptive pill, the results may be affected. Consider taking the test during a break from these medications for more accurate results. 

If you use hormone gels or hormone pessaries, avoid collecting the sample from the finger usually used to manipulate these medications.

 

How long will it take to get the results?

Up to 2 working days

 

About Hormones that inform on Ovarian Function and Reserve

Estradiol (E2), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH),  Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries to develop the follicles that contain the eggs. As the eggs mature, the follicles produce Estradiol (E2). When a certain threshold of Estradiol (E2) is reached, a feedback system sends signals to the pituitary gland to produce Luteinizing Hormone (LH) which is responsible for the final stages of egg maturation and its release from the ovaries (ovulation). Estradiol, FSH and LH need to be present at certain levels and at specific times during the normal menstrual cycle.

About Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the follicles in the ovaries. It correlates with the total number of antral follicles over both ovaries and is considered the earliest and most sensitive test of ovarian reserve. Your age will determine whether your AMH result is normal. If your AMH result is lower than normal, and your FSH levels are higher, your ovarian reserve will be low. An AFC (antral follicle count) scan can also be requested to count and measure your antral follicles in the ovaries and provide a more comprehensive picture of your ovarian reserve.

Andreia Trigo RN

 

 

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