Hormones shouldn’t be a mystery.
Our ground-breaking perimenopause blood test maps your hormones across your entire menstrual cycle, helping you to confirm whether you’re in perimenopause, and the strength of your ovarian response.
This test is ideal for women who are not on hormonal contraception or HRT. For those who are, we recommend our Female Hormone Imbalance test.
Understand if symptoms you’re experiencing could be due to perimenopause with our hormone mapping test.
According to our survey, the most commonly experienced symptoms of perimenopause include mood changes, poor sleep, and digestive issues.
For women over 40, it’s hard to know if these symptoms are due to perimenopause, which often leads to a late diagnosis.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Did you know, there are four key hormones involved in your menstrual cycle - oestrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone - and they follow a typical pattern that changes during perimenopause?
MyFORM® tests all 4 of these hormones. Combining lab analysis with AI we use sophisicated mathematical modelling to map how these hormones fluctuate across your entire menstrual cycle. MyFORM® is the only blood test in the UK that can identify the characteristic hormone pattern that's indicative of perimenopause.
To do this, we only need 2 blood samples taken on day 14 and day 21 of your menstrual cycle, and the process is super easy.
If your menstrual cycle is less than 22 days or more than 40 days, then we recommend our Female Hormone Imbalance test.
You’ll receive a detailed report from our doctors that includes your own, personalised hormone map, results for each hormone tested, your unique ovarian response score (FORM score) which tells you how well your ovaries are functioning, and whether your hormone pattern across your menstrual cycle is indicative of perimenopause. Your report will be available within 3-5 working days of your day 21 sample reaching our lab and can be viewed in your results app.
The results we provide will help end the uncertainty of whether or not your symptoms are due to perimenopause. But that's not all. Our hormone expert will give you advice on how to manage your symptoms and if you should consider HRT.
"Our ground-breaking MyFORM® Perimenopause test uses 2 blood sample to map your hormone fluctuations over your entire menstrual cycle. With this, you can identify early onset biomarker changes that can indicate the onset of menopause. Also, as each woman's menopause journey is unique, this tool allows you to track how you're transitioning through the Second Spring."
WHAT'S THE PROCESS?
We send you a simple finger prick test kit for you to do at home.
You take two samples: one on day 14 of your cycle, and one on day 21. (Don’t worry, we’ll tell you when this is!).
You post the samples back to us, free of charge.
We analyse your samples in our NHS lab.
3-5 working days after we've received your second sample you'll get your personalised hormone report.
This is what our customers ask us most about this test. For more information, try our help centre.
Do I have to take the test during the same menstrual cycle?
Yes. Both blood samples must be taken on day 14 and day 21 of the same menstrual cycle.
What do I do if my day 14 or day 21 falls on a Fri-Sun?
If your day 14 or 21 falls on a Friday, we recommend you collect your sample the day before. If your day 14 or 21 falls over the weekend, collect your sample on the following Monday and remember to post in a priority post box in time for that day’s collection.
Should I change the test days if I have a longer or shorter cycle?
No, our algorithm will adjust your curves to the length of your personal cycle, so it is important that you collect your samples as close to day 14 and 21 as possible, even if you have a longer or shorter than average cycle.
What will the report tell me?
Your report will indicate if your symptoms are likely to be due to perimenopause.
You’ll get a detailed, personalised report with next step actions from an endocrinology expert. The report will tell you:
Why can’t I take this test if I’m taking a hormonal contraception or HRT?
Any hormonal contraception or HRT will mask your natural hormone levels. This product has been specifically designed for those who have naturally occurring cycles. If you are using a copper coil you are able to take this test.
What are the 34 symptoms of perimenopause?
Perimenopause comes with a host of psychological and physiological symptoms. The most common symptoms are listed below. You can find out more about each symptom and more about perimenopause in our guide to perimenopause and menopause.
How long does perimenopause last?
On average, perimenopause typically lasts up to 10 years, but it can vary between women. For some women, perimenopause might last only a few months, while for others, it can extend for more than a decade.
Perimenopause ends when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, marking the onset of menopause.
How to test for perimenopause
The best way to test for perimenopause is to identify your symptoms and have your blood tested. Our ground-breaking MyFORM® Perimenopause test is the only at-home blood test in the UK that can accurately screen for perimenopause, by measuring key hormones on day 14 and 21 of your menstrual cycle.
Forth offers a range of tests for perimenopause, with MyFORM® providing a detailed report into the behaviour of your female hormones during the menstrual cycle. This test can identify when a woman’s hormones are typical of perimenopause and provides actions that can be taken to best manage this transitional phase.
What’s the difference between perimenopause and menopause?
Perimenopause and menopause are different stages of the menopause.
When can I start HRT during perimenopause?
It is recommended that you start HRT as soon as you experience symptoms related to perimenopause. Studies have shown that starting HRT earlier in the transition to menopause can reduce the risk of long-term conditions such as: osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease.
You can learn more in the HRT guide on our blog.
We are dedicated to supporting you on improving your health
If you are on hormonal contraception or your cycle length is shorter than 23 days or longer than 40 days consistently over the past 6 months, or you aren’t currently having a period, then our Female Hormones test is best for you. If you are on the Copper Coil, you are able to take the Female Hormone Mapping test.
There are 4 key hormones involved in your menstrual cycle, these are follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), oestrogen and progesterone. The image below shows the characteristic pattern of these hormones across your menstrual cycle.
– Luteinising Hormone (LH)
– Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Oestrogen, Progesterone, and LH are low while FSH is increasing. This is when most hormone tests are taken.
Oestrogen, LH and FSH begin to rise, and peaks sharply when you ovulate. After ovulation, Progesterone rises to prepare the body for pregnancy. If pregnancy hasn’t occurred, Progesterone levels decline, and you’ll have a period.
Changes during perimenopause
When you enter perimenopause, this pattern begins to change as your oestrogen and progesterone levels slowly decline, causing FSH and LH levels to rise in an attempt to trigger the ovaries to produce more hormones.
The slow decline in oestrogen and progesterone does not happen in a linear pattern. It’s much more erratic, making it difficult for current female hormone tests taken on a single day to pick up these changes – especially if it’s just testing FSH.
MyFORM® is the only blood test in the UK that can identify if your progesterone, oestrogen, LH and FSH are fluctuating in the correct pattern throughout your menstrual cycle.