This Amenorrhea Profile helps to investigate possible hormonal causes of the loss of menstruation.
Amenorrhea, the loss of three consecutive menstrual periods during reproductive age, can often be the result of complex hormonal issues.
The Amenorrhea Profile assesses the cause of amenorrhea through measuring LH (Luteinising Hormone), FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), Prolactin and Oestradiol.
LH and FSH work together to regulate menstruation and ovulation, and the interaction between both hormones can help to identify the root cause of amenorrhea. Elevated levels of LH and FSH can suggest ovarian abnormality, whereas normal or low levels can suggest pituitary or hypothalamic abnormality.
Amenorrhea can also be the result of lowered oestradiol levels, often due to high stress levels or excessive exercise, or elevated prolactin, referred to as hyperprolactinemia.
This test is also suitable for anyone who would like to investigate their health for overall wellbeing.
Need Oestradiol? You must book a venous blood draw
As of end July 2023, a fingerprick test is no longer possible for this marker.
A venous blood draw is essential to test oestradiol, due to a change stipulated by UKAS (the accreditation body for testing services).
If your client requires this marker, it is essential they book a venous blood draw with a phlebotomist, who must supply appropriate kit (SST / Gold Top venepuncture).
Contact us for phlebotomy services – our partner will be able to support you.
If you wish to test without this marker, you can still use the included finger prick kit.