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Female Hormone Imbalance Test

This female hormone blood test is ideal for women on hormonal contraception who want to check for a hormone imbalance or have symptoms such as irregular or no periods. If you are not on hormonal contraception, we recommend our advanced hormone test MyFORM®, which provides much deeper insights into your hormone network.
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When do I take the test?
If you’re having a regular period, collect your sample on day 3 of your menstrual cycle (day 1 being the first day of your period), otherwise take the test at any time. IMPORTANT: If you’re using hormone gel or cream, please use the other hand for your blood sample to the one you use to apply the gel or cream to prevent contamination of the blood sample.
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31% of women experience severe reproductive health problems

Why Hormone Testing is Important for Women

The hormones in your body work as a complex network, so when one or more hormones are too low or too high, it can impact other hormones in your body, causing an ‘imbalance’.

Hormones naturally fluctuate up and down to match your internal body clocks such as the circadian rhythm, or as part of your monthly menstrual cycle, so not all imbalances are bad.

Knowing what your hormone levels are can help identify if you could have a hormone imbalance which can impact fertility or be a sign of hormone related conditions, such as PCOS.

Our female hormone blood test can help identify the cause of symptoms related to a hormone imbalance, such as irregular periods, mood changes, unexplained weight changes, and low energy.

This test is suitable for women using hormonal contraception. For women not on hormonal contraception, and wanting a deeper understanding of their hormones, we recommend our advanced hormone test, MyFORM®.

What are female hormones?

Female hormones play a wide role within the body affecting fertility, mood, energy and reproductive health. The 4 main female hormones are progesterone, oestrogen, follicle -stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH).

They all work together to regulate and manage your reproductive health. Testosterone is also important for women, as it’s used to produce oestrogen. These hormones naturally fluctuate during your menstrual cycle with levels of oestrogen and progesterone declining during perimenopause and menopause.

What causes a hormone imbalance?

The cause of hormone imbalance can be wide ranging – from stress to thyroid disorders. So our female hormone test checks your key fertility hormones, along with thyroid function to help identify causes of your symptoms.

Our test is reviewed by our medical team and one of our doctors will provide advice on any results that are outside of the normal range for your age.

Frequently asked questions​

This is what our customers ask us most about this test. For more information, try our help centre.

  • What are female hormones?

    The 4 main female hormones are progesterone, oestrogen, follicle -stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH). They play a wide role within the body affecting fertility, mood, energy and reproductive health.

    They work together to regulate and manage your reproductive health. Testosterone is also important for women, as it’s used to produce oestrogen. These hormones naturally fluctuate during your menstrual cycle with levels of oestrogen and progesterone declining during perimenopause and menopause.

  • How do I test for a hormone imbalance?

    Our female hormones blood test can help you test for and identify an imbalance in your hormones.

    The test is a simple at-home, finger prick blood test. That means you only need to collect a small amount of blood from your fingertip, using the lancets included in the kit. You post it back to our labs, and we’ll send you the results within 2 working days after receiving it.

    We’ll check the 4 key female hormones, as well as a range of other biomarkers related to a healthy hormone network.

  • How do hormones control the menstrual cycle?

    The menstrual cycle is regulated by a complex interplay of hormones, primarily: oestrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH)

    Follicular Phase

    At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, called the follicular phase, FSH is released by the pituitary gland. It stimulates growth of follicles in the ovaries, each containing an immature egg (oocyte).

    As the follicles grow, they start producing oestrogen. Rising levels of oestrogen stimulate the thickening of the womb lining (endometrium) in preparation for a potential pregnancy.


    A sudden surge in LH levels, triggered by the high levels of oestrogen, starts around the middle of the menstrual cycle. This surge triggers the release of the matured egg from the ovary (ovulation).

    Luteal Phase

    Progesterone levels rise and peak during the luteal phase. It helps maintain the thickened womb lining, preparing it for possible implantation of a fertilised egg. If pregnancy doesn’t occur, progesterone levels drop.


    The decrease in both oestrogen and progesterone levels triggers the shedding of the womb lining, marking the start of a new menstrual cycle.

    This hormonal interplay is a delicately balanced process that typically spans about 28 days but can vary from person to person. 

  • Does a hormone imbalance impact weight?

    Hormone imbalances can impact various bodily functions, including metabolism, appetite, and fat distribution, which can have a knock-on effect on weight.

    During menopause, when oestrogen levels decline, women may experience weight gain, particularly around the abdomen. Imbalances in progesterone levels can sometimes be associated with water retention and bloating, which might temporarily impact weight, although this is usually not a significant contributor to long-term weight changes.

  • How do I fix a hormone imbalance?

    The first thing to consider is whether or not the imbalance needs ‘fixing’ or if it’s a natural fluctuation, such as during your menstrual cycle or during perimenopause.

    There are treatments available to help manage the symptoms related to hormonal changes during perimenopause, such as HRT.

    But you can also make lifestyle changes throughout your life to help manage the impact of hormone fluctuations. Your diet, how much you exercise and sleep, and whether or not you smoke/drink can all have an impact on your hormonal balance.

    A blood test can help you keep track of your hormone levels, making it easier to monitor the impact of changes and live a healthy and happy life.

  • How soon will the test arrive?

    If you order your test before midday on a Monday to Friday then your kit will be dispatched the same day. All our kits are sent out via Royal Mail first class post, so it should be with you within 1-2 working days.

  • How secure is my data?

    We have strict processes in place to ensure the protection of your data. Following GDPR the company also operates under tight legal rules about the sharing of data which ensures that data is only shared if it is crucial to the delivery of our service. For example, our doctors see customer results at the time of review, however, after review, access to results is withdrawn.

    Learn more about your data security.

  • Can I have someone take my blood for me?

    Yes. We offer two options if you do not want to do our finger prick test. The first is a home appointment where a nurse comes to your home to take a blood sample. The second is to visit a Phlebotomy clinic near you that offers a blood sample service.

    A blood sample will be taken from your vein and we will provide you with everything you need to give to the nurse to allow them to take the sample.

    The nurse will give you the blood sample to return to us using the pre-paid envelope provided.

  • Does a doctor review my results?

    We have a team of doctors and nurses who look at all results and will comment on any results that are outside of the normal range for your age.

  • Can I download the results to share with my GP?

    Yes, you can download your results from your health dashboard as a PDF to share with your GP.

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"A Female Hormone Imbalance Test is vital for women's hormonal health. It assesses oestrogen, progesterone, and other hormone levels, helping diagnose issues like PCOS or menopause-related imbalances. This knowledge can help you manage symptoms, enhance fertility, and make informed decisions about your reproductive health and overall well-being, improving quality of life."
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Biomarkers are specific compounds we can detect in your blood sample that reflect different things about your health. Your test will tell you your levels for each of the above biomarkers, and whether they are in a normal range.

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How does a subscription work?

When you purchase this test subscription plan, we will automatically send you another test kit in a few months. Don’t worry – you have full control over when this will be, and you can change/cancel it anytime.

When you first purchase this test, you can choose your subscription options in the checkout. We do this, because we recommend taking multiple tests over time to track how your health markers change. You’ll be charged per test kit (rather than monthly, for example).

Why subscribe to multiple tests?

One test will show you what areas you need to focus on, continued testing will help you learn how your training, diet and lifestyle is impacting your health.

How often should I test?

We recommend a follow up test 3 months after your first test, followed by a test every 6 months depending on your results, but its up to you!

Can I change what’s tested in future tests?

Yes, you can tailor/customise subsequent tests (via your app) to focus on just the areas that need improving.

Blood sample collection options

You can choose your preferred collection method when you checkout

Finger prick kit (FREE)

You can do this test at home without the need for a doctor. We’ll send you everything you need to collect your sample and post it back to us. And it’s all included in the cost. We’ve put together a video that covers the process, making it easy to check and track your health from home.

Home nurse appointment (+£60)

We’ll arrange for a medical professional to visit your home and collect your sample. This is great if you’re unsure on how it all works or have trouble collecting a sample. No need to book a doctor’s appointment or visit a clinic, we’ll send you everything you need to collect a sample and post it back to our labs.

Visit a partner clinic (+£45)

Once you’ve ordered your test, look out for an email from our phlebotomy partners containing information and a link to book your appointment. We’ll send you everything the clinic will need to complete the sample and post it back to our labs.

Organise a nurse myself (FREE)

If none of the above options work for you, you can arrange your own medical professional to collect your sample. There is no additional charge for this. Once you’ve ordered your test, we’ll send you everything you and your chosen medical professional will need to collect a sample and post it back to our labs. 

Still unsure how it works? You can find more information on collection methods and the service we provide in our ‘How it Works’ section.

How does it work?
1. Choose your blood test

No need to wait for a GP appointment, choose from our wide range of tests which come with everything you need to take your sample and return to our lab.

2. Collect your blood sample

Take your finger prick blood sample at home, or choose to have your blood taken at a Superdrug health clinic or a nurse at home. Return to our NHS lab using our prepaid envelope.

3. View your results

View your results on your secure health dashboard within 2 working days of our lab receiving your sample. Read personalised comments from our GPs.

4. Make improvements

With more in-depth results, you will be able to identify areas that need improving. Make the changes and track your progress.

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