Oestrogen is a major female hormone that is produced mainly in the ovaries. Small amounts are also produced in the breasts, adrenal glands and fat cells. During pregnancy, the placenta also produces oestrogen.
Oestrogen enables female reproductive organs (vagina, ovaries, breast, fallopian tubes and uterus) to function effectively, thereby regulating reproductive and sexual development during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.
There are three major types of oestrogen present in the body. They are Oestrone, Oestradiol and Oestriol. Oestradiol is the strongest and most common type of oestrogen in females of reproductive age.
Low levels of oestradiol may suggest ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypogonadism, hypopituitarism, infertility, menopause and late puberty while high levels of oestradiol may suggest ovarian tumour, hyperthyroidism, early puberty and infertility. Very high levels of estradiol increase the risk of uterine and breast cancer.
The Oestradiol blood test measures the amount of oestradiol hormone in the blood. It is used to determine the cause of abnormal menstrual period, abnormal vaginal bleeding, infertility, early puberty or late puberty. It also reveals how well the ovaries are working and detects ovarian tumours.
Oestradiol hormone blood test is available at MedBioTech Laboratory. Book your test today, to know the state of your reproductive health.
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