Our blood test for menopause measures four key hormones: estradiol (E2), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and progesterone. We’re here to support your menopause journey by providing hormone test results that can help kick start a conversation with your healthcare provider.
This test provides a snapshot of your hormone levels at the time of testing. Repeatedly high FSH levels over time is considered a hallmark laboratory marker of menopause.5 Typically, FSH levels increase and estradiol levels decrease as menopause occurs. A consistently elevated level of FSH, a lack of menstrual period for 12 months, along with menopausal symptoms, indicates you are likely in post-menopause.
Menopause is defined as having 12 consecutive months of no menstrual periods and any bleeding after that timeframe should prompt an immediate discussion with your provider.
This is a great time to start or continue lifestyle changes (balanced nutrition, physical activity, stress management, limit alcohol and caffeine), to promote healthy aging. It is important to have regular checkups with your provider to discuss preventive screenings to maintain good overall health and wellbeing.