Oestradiol is a steroid hormone which primarily regulates female reproductive function.
This test determines the level of oestradiol in the blood.
Recommended for patients on HRT to check if levels are adequate from your current treatment
Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that accounts for 80% of the oestrogen in the female body. It is secreted by the ovaries and is responsible for the development and maintenance of reproductive structures, including fat distribution, preparing the follicle in the ovary for the release of an egg and helping to maintain bone density. This blood test measures the level of oestradiol in your body.
This blood test is for women who want to monitor their oestradiol level, or are looking to explain abnormal periods, heavy bleeding or symptoms of menopause.
HRT patients should get a check 12 weeks after starting their oestrogen therapy to check that enough oestradiol is in your system to give maximum protection against bone density loss as well as reduce symptoms of the menopause.