Women's Fertility Test

Figure Out the Root Cause of Your Fertility Challenges
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Women's Fertility Test

Figure Out the Root Cause of Your Fertility Challenges
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Your monthly menstrual cycle is likely not something you look forward to. Nonetheless, when it arrives off schedule it can be a cause for concern, especially if you are experiencing other challenges including trying to become pregnant. Whether you want to assess your reproductive health or want to gain insight on irregular cycles, this convenient at-home test provides a comprehensive look at a broad range of hormones, so you can gain valuable insight about how to address potential imbalances at a root cause level.

Test Type:
Blood
Blood

Understanding Your Cycle

What is Measured

Cortisol

A steroid hormone produced in your adrenal glands, affecting several aspects of your body, including regulating your body's response to stress.

Cortisol, the body's stress hormone, is made from precursors that include progesterone. If stress levels are high on an ongoing basis, progesterone levels may decrease, disrupting the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body.

Additionally, cortisol can inhibit secretion of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), leading to partial suppression of thyroxine, the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland.

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Female Hormones

Test looks at a range of female hormones and their critical ratios, from estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and more.

  • Estradiol (E2): The strongest estrogen, made by the ovaries and present in the body before menopause.
  • Progesterone: A hormone that stimulates and regulates important functions including preparing the body for conception and maintaining pregnancy, regulating menstrual cycles and more.
  • Estradiol (E2)/Progesterone Ratio: As we age, many women may continue to produce the same level as estrogen, while progesterone production drops, causing something known as estrogen dominance, making the ratio of estrogen to progesterone a key marker.
  • Testosterone: Produced in a woman's ovaries, combined with estrogen, testosterone helps to repair a woman's reproductive tissues and bone mass.
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): SHBG controls the amount of testosterone that your body tissues can use. Too much testosterone in women can cause health challenges.
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH): LH is the hormone responsible for ovulation. Looking at LH during key times in your menstrual cycle can ensure normal ovary function.
  • Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH is made by your pituitary gland, playing a key role in sexual development, controlling the menstrual cycle and stimulating growth of eggs in the ovaries. Looking at FSH levels can help determine if a woman has a normal level of eggs for her age.
  • DHEA: DHEA is the highest circulating steroid in your body and decreases naturally as we age. DHEA is known as a precursor hormone, which is a chemical that gets converted into other hormones in the body including testosterone and estrogen (E2).
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Thyroid Panel

Looking at the full range of thyroid hormones including; T3, T4, TSH and TPOab

  • Triiodothyronine (T3): One of the two main hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland. Your body converts Thyroxine (T4) into Triiodothyronine (T3). While the balance of each hormone is key to understanding the bigger picture, too much T3 may be an indicator of an overactive thyroid gland.
  • Thyroxine (T4): One of the two main hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland. Because T4 is needed for the conversion of T3, the balance of each of these hormones is of vital importance.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Your hypothalamus, located in your brain, first releases something called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, which in turn triggers the pituitary gland to produce TSH. Without TSH, T3 and T4 would not be released, causing the intricate system of hormones to fail.
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPOab):Antibodies to TPO are produced within the body and can be indicators of an underlying immune system imbalance. Understanding your levels of TPO antibodies can further help you get to the root cause of a potential thyroid imbalance.</p>
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Still have questions? FAQs

Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.

Do not eat, drink (except water), or brush teeth at least 2 hours prior to collections.

You can contact us at support@equi.life for general questions.

If you have a more specific question about your sample collection you may reach out to the lab directly to better guide you - each instruction sheet has the contact information available to get your questions answered promptly!