Menopause blood test


  • Results within 24 hours

  • Blood draw included

This blood test provides an measure of biomarkers which include, FSH, LH, Oestradiol (17-Beta), Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, FT4) which can indicate menopause. This blood test provides a measure of hormones which indicate menopause.

What is the menopause?

The menopause is period of time, usually between 45 and 55 years old, where a woman stops having periods due to a lower level of hormones, this also includes the perimenopause stage, where you can have symptoms of the menopause before periods stop, it can cause symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Hot flushes
  • Irregular periods

What hormones are being tested?

This blood test measures the following hormones:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  • Oestradiol
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, FT4)

What are the limitations of the test?

If you are taking any contraceptives that contain oestrogen and progestogen you should not take this test, as these contraceptives change you natural FSH levels, as the test measures FSH, its effectiveness will be limited.

Who should take this test?

Generally if you are between the ages of 40 and 45 you will be offered to take a menopause test, especially if you have menopausal symptoms. If you are under 40 and suspect premature menopause then you can also take the test.

How do you treat the menopause?

The most common treatment for the menopause is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it is used to relieve symptoms by replacing oestrogen levels that naturally fall during the menopause, these can be taken in tablet form or a patch on the skin.

However, there are other ways to treat the menopause, including:

  • Clonidine
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)