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Also known as: (The most common forms of oestrogen tested in clinical laboratories are oestrone [E1], oestradiol [oestradiol-17 beta, E2], and oestriol [E3])

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure or monitor your oestrogen levels if you are a woman who has unexplained abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal or heavy bleeding, infertility problems, symptoms of menopause, or any other hormonal alterations; also it has been used to test for foetal-placental competence during early stages of pregnancy.

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance, abnormal vaginal bleeding, unusual and/or early sex organ development (male and female).

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm. Occasionally urinary measurements may be required.

Test Preparation Needed?