Oestrogen (Estradiol) (E2) Testing
How to check your Oestrogen (Estradiol) levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is An Oestrogen (Estradiol) Test For?
An Oestrogen (Estradiol) test is also known as an Estrogen, Oestrone (E1), Oestradiol (E2) and Oestriol (E3) test.
Oestrogens are steroid sex hormones responsible for female reproductive organ function and secondary sex characteristics.
Together with progesterone they regulate the menstrual cycle & help maintain a healthy pregnancy.
There are three main forms of oestrogen and this test measures oestradiol (E2) as a good marker for overall ovarian function.
Learn all about Oestrogen (Estradiol) Testing:
- Oestrogen (Estradiol) Testing UK Statistics 2021
- What If Oestrogen (Estradiol) Test Levels Are High?
- What If Oestrogen (Estradiol) Test Levels Are Low?
- How To Test Oestrogen (Estradiol)?
- Why Take The Female Hormones Test?
- Who Should Take The Female Hormones Blood Test?
- How Much Do Female Hormones Tests Cost?
- What Is Estrogen?
- What Does Estrogen Do?
- What Are Low Estrogen Symptoms?
- What Causes Low Estrogen Levels?
- What Happens When Estrogen Levels Are Low?
- What Are High Estrogen Symptoms?
- What Causes High Estrogen Levels?
- What Happens When Estrogen Levels Are High?
- When Should Estrogen Levels Be Checked?
- What Is An Estrogen Dominance Test?
- How To Test Estrogen Levels At Home?
- Further Reading On Oestrogen (Estradiol) Tests At Home
Oestrogen (Estradiol) Testing UK Statistics 2021
38.9% of people tested have Oestrogen (Estradiol) levels which are too low.
And 16.7% have levels that are too high.
The average Oestrogen (Estradiol) result is 5,335.9 pmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to have lower Oestrogen (Estradiol) in their blood than men.
As many as one in two women tested have low levels of Oestrogen (Estradiol)
of people have Oestrogen (Estradiol) blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 44.4% with normal results?
What If Oestrogen (Estradiol) Test Levels Are High?
Interpretation of high oestradiol levels must be done with caution as the levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle and there are also natural daily variations.
Many metabolic conditions can lead to increased oestradiol levels. Illnesses such as impaired liver and kidney function, anaemia or high blood pressure can affect oestradiol levels.
When FSH is also high, indicative of the menopause, very high oestrogen levels can occur when a follicle has become 'super-stimulated'. This is caused by increased FSH reactivating an an ovary. Note also that very high results can occur if you are using any hormone infused creams at the time that could have transferred to the blood sample when you used the lancet on your finger.
Following a high oestradiol test result, further testing is recommended to look at the trend of your results over time and further investigation is recommended..
What If Oestrogen (Estradiol) Test Levels Are Low?
Interpretation of low oestradiol levels must be done with caution as the levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle and there are also natural daily variations.
Low oestrogen can be caused by many conditions. Anything which damages or affects the ovaries can lead to reduced levels of oestrogen.
As such low oestrogen can be a sign of approaching menopause. This transition period is called perimenopause and usually affects women over the age of 40.
Estrogen levels can also decline for several other reasons including:
- excessive exercise
- premature ovarian failure
- being severely underweight, or having an eating disorder like anorexia
- a low-functioning pituitary gland
- thyroid disorders
Women who have low levels of oestrogen may benefit from hormonal treatment.
This can reduce the risk of bone loss, cardiovascular disease, and other hormonal imbalances.
It's recommended to discuss this further with your GP.
How To Test Oestrogen (Estradiol)?
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You can check your Oestrogen (Estradiol) 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 Oestrogen (Estradiol) test and is available for just £59.
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