What is tested in the Fertility Test Advanced Panel?
The Fertility Test Advanced Panel measures the blood levels of Estradiol, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), Prolactin & TSH (Thyroid-stimulating Hormone).
Why is the Fertility Test Advanced Panel panel important?
Estradiol is the main form of estrogen produced by the follicles. FSH stimulates the ovaries to produce the follicle. A high FSH level (generally over 11) suggests that the follicles are not responding as well as they should be to FSH stimulation. Low Estradiol levels, particularly when associated with a high FSH level, suggest menopause. LH is also important for ovulation and, in conjunction with FSH, helps evaluate the efficacy of ovulation. A consistently high LH level is suggestive of menopause. Prolactin is a hormone also produced by the pituitary gland. It has an important function in lactation. A high Prolactin level may interfere with ovulation. An abnormal TSH may indicate hyperthyroidism (low TSH) or hypothyroidism (high TSH).
Do I need to prepare for the Fertility Test Panel?
Some specialists will say that this panel is best performed on Day 3 of your period.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Fertility Test Advanced Panel is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.