Luteinising hormone (LH) Testing
How to check your Luteinising hormone levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Luteinising hormone Test For?
A Luteinising hormone test is also known as a Lutropin, lutrophin or Interstitial cell stimulating hormone test.
Luteinising hormone is a hormone present in the blood which helps regulate the reproductive system, especially that of women (their ovaries) and in men (their testes).
It is made in your pituitary gland, sometimes referred to as the 'master gland' due to its importance in hormonal control.
Luteinising hormone helps regulate the menstrual cycle and help determine fertility when pregnancy is planned or are used to gauge the onset of the menopause.
Learn all about Luteinising hormone Testing:
- Luteinising hormone Testing UK Statistics 2021
- What If Luteinising hormone Test Levels Are High?
- What If Luteinising hormone Test Levels Are Low?
- How To Test Luteinising hormone?
- Why Take The Female Hormones Test?
- Who Should Take The Female Hormones Blood Test?
- How Much Do Female Hormones Tests Cost?
Luteinising hormone Testing UK Statistics 2021
31.0% of people tested have Luteinising hormone levels which are too high.
And 7.0% have levels that are too low.
The average Luteinising hormone result is 16.5 IU/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher luteinising hormone blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in three women tested have high levels of Luteinising hormone
of people have Luteinising hormone blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 62.0% with normal results?
What If Luteinising hormone Test Levels Are High?
Luteinising hormone controls the rate of testosterone production in men. So high LH and FSH levels can be due to testicular failure.
In women, increased levels of LH and FSH are often seen with primary ovarian failure. This can occur for many reasons, including when a woman enters the menopause and her ovaries stop working.
Further hormone blood tests and a clinical investigation is required.
What If Luteinising hormone Test Levels Are Low?
Low LH levels in men can lead to low testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to a low sex drive and general fatigue.
In women, when both FSH and LH are low, this can indicate secondary ovarian failure.
Further investigation is required to determine the cause.
How To Test Luteinising hormone?
The Luteinising hormone (LH) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Luteinising hormone in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Luteinising hormone levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Female Hormones (Menopause) Home Test Kit includes a Luteinising hormone test and is available for just £59.
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