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.
The Luteinising hormone (LH) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Luteinising hormone in a fingerprick blood sample.
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.
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.
Likewise 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.
How To Test Luteinising hormone?
You can check your Luteinising hormone levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit from just £59 using the following test kits: