Quick Hormone Check
Our Quick Hormone Check tests levels of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Oestradiol and Prolactin. FSH plays an important role in sexual development and functioning. In women, FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries. FSH levels in women change throughout the menstrual cycle, with the highest levels happening just before an egg is released by the ovary. Luteinizing Hormone is made by your pituitary gland, a small gland located underneath the brain. LH plays an important role in sexual development and functioning. In women, LH helps control the menstrual cycle. It also triggers the release of an egg from the ovary. Oestradiol is a steroid hormone made from cholesterol and is the strongest of the three naturally produced oestrogens. It is the main oestrogen found in women and has many functions, although it mainly acts to mature and maintain the female reproductive system. A natural increase in blood oestradiol concentrations during the menstrual cycle causes an egg to mature and be released; that is, to be ovulated. Another important role of oestradiol is to thicken the lining of the uterus so that the egg can implant if it becomes fertilised. Oestradiol also promotes development of breast tissue and increases both bone and cartilage density. Prolactin is a hormone produced by your pituitary gland which sits at the bottom of the brain. Prolactin causes breasts to grow and develop and causes milk to be made after a baby is born. Normally, both men and women have small amounts of prolactin in their blood. PLEASE NOTICE: You are required to fast 10 hours before your scheduled appointment. You may drink water as normal.
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