Ultra Woman- Hormonal Imbalance, Female Fertility FSH LH Prolactin Blood Test at Home
ENERGY & METABOLISM (12)
- Glucose, Fasting
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Insulin, Fasting
- Cholesterol, Total
- LDL Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- VLDL Cholesterol
- Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- Triglycerides/HDL Ratio
- HDL/LDL Ratio
SEX & FERTILITY HORMONES (10)
- Testosterone, Total
- Testosterone, Free
- Cortisol, AM
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
THYROID HORMONES (5)
- Free T3
- Free T4
- Total T3
- Total T4
VITAMINS & MINERALS (12)
- Vitamin D (25-OH)
- Vitamin B12
- Calcium/Albumin Ratio
- Calcium/Phosphorous Ratio
IRON MARKERS (4)
- Iron, Serum
- % Transferrin Saturation
- Total Iron Binding Capacity
- Creatine Kinase
BLOOD HEALTH (14)
- Red Blood Cells
- Total WBC
LIVER FUNCTION (11)
- Protein, Total
- Globulin, Total
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio
- Alkaline Phosphatase
- AST (SGOT)
- ALT (SGPT)
- Bilirubin - Total
- Bilirubin - Direct
- Bilirubin - Indirect
KIDNEY FUNCTION (4)
- BUN/Creatinine Ratio
- Uric Acid
Female fertility hormones and their function
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) - It helps control the menstrual cycle and egg production. FSH levels are tested on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle to determine a woman’s ovarian function and evaluate egg quality. High levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a woman’s blood could increase the risk of infertility.
- Estradiol - In conjunction with the FSH test, a woman’s ovarian function and quality of eggs can be evaluated through testing estradiol, an important form of estrogen. This test is also performed on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle.
Luteinizing hormone - Luteinizing Hormone (LH) stimulates the ovaries to release an egg and start producing progesterone – a hormone that prepares the uterine environment to nurture a fertilized egg. LH can be found in a woman’s urine just before ovulation occurs.
Progesterone - The ovaries produce the progesterone hormone just after ovulation. Progesterone prepares the uterus for a fertilized egg’s arrival and can be measured through blood tests
Hormones are chemical substances that act like messenger molecules in the body. After being made in one part of the body, they travel to other parts of the body where they help control how cells and organs do their work. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction.
When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have serious effects throughout your whole body. Hormonal changes can be measured through at-home hormonal imbalance tests offered by MyDiagnostics. These comprehensive tests also test for female fertility, vitality and sexual health
Common causes include:
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
- Hormone drugs such as birth control pills
- Eating disorders
Most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods. Ovulation problems are often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility. Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is another cause of ovulation problems. POI occurs when a woman's ovaries stop working normally before she is 40.
If your prolactin levels are below the normal range, this could mean your pituitary gland isn’t working at full steam. That’s known as hypopituitarism.
- Irregular or no periods
- Unexpected Infertility
- Breast milk production discharge when you’re not pregnant or nursing
- Tenderness in your breast
- Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
Why are prolactin levels tested?
Prolactin hormone plays an important role in the production of milk after childbirth. It is usually done in case of fertility issues or irregular periods. Levels of prolactin are usually high during and after pregnancy.
What are FSH blood tests for?
FSH hormone in women is responsible for the growth and development of eggs in the ovaries and controls the menstrual cycle. Abnormal FSH levels can cause infertility, irregular periods and delayed puberty.
Can prolactin tests detect pregnancy?
Prolactin levels are usually high during pregnancy and after childbirth but it cannot be a 100% indication to detect pregnancy. There can be other reasons for high levels of prolactin like Prolactinoma (tumor of the pituitary gland), disorders affecting the hypothalamus, or ovaries.
Is Female Fertility genetic?
Female fertility depends on a number of factors. Family history and genetics are one of the many factors contributing to fertility but do not play a major role in influencing it. However, if the woman is suffering from a chromosomal abnormality or any inherited genetic disease, infertility rate may be higher
Does prolactin decrease testosterone?
Prolactin reduces levels of testosterone in both males and females. Too much prolactin combined with a drop in testosterone can lead to sexual and menstrual dysfunction.
- This test is a complete package to evaluate the overall health and common health issues faced by women
- This test evaluates the following -
- Health and function of the reproductive organs
- Presence of Sextually Transmitted Diseases/Infections
- Female fertility testing
- Hormone imbalance
- Abnormal breast milk discharge
- Regularity of Menstrual flow
- This at home test is minimally invasive and covers 75 parameters like
- FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
- LH - Luteinising Hormone
- TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
- Cholesterol Levels
- Vitamin and Mineral profile
- Kidney function
- Liver Function … and many more
- Proactive women with menopause symptoms, early or delayed signs of puberty, irregularity of menstrual cycle, loss of sex drive, thyroid disorders or any other women health issues
- Women of all ages looking to improve mental health, cognitive function, bone and joint health and active aging
- 10-12 hours of fasting is required before sample collection.
- Avoid alcohol 24-48 hours before the blood test.
- Avoid high intensity workout before the test.