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Estradiol Test

Overview

Estradiol is a type of estrogen that is produced in the body. The Estradiol test measures the level of the Estradiol hormone to diagnose fertility-related issues.

What is the Estradiol test?

The Estradiol test is also known as the E2 test. The test measures the level of the Estradiol hormone, which plays a major role in the growth and development of sex organs in females. The hormone is also important for bone health in women. The Estradiol test is a simple blood test.

Why is the Estradiol test suggested?

The Estradiol test is suggested if the doctor wants to diagnose reasons for changes in the developmental rate of male or female sexual characteristics. The test is also suggested to find out more about

  • Infertility in females.
  • Abnormal bleeding.
  • Irregular menstrual periods.

How is the Estradiol test performed?

The Estradiol test is a blood test performed in a laboratory.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected from the patient.
  • The sample is tested to measure the level of Estradiol.

The normal range of Estradiol found in the Estradiol Test for menstruating women is 15 to 350 picograms per mL.

What are the parameters measured in the Estradiol test?

The Estradiol test measures the level of the Estradiol hormone in the blood.

Preparation before the Estradiol test

Estradiol levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle. Doctors recommend the Estradiol test during particular days of the menstrual cycle.

  • Discuss current medication with the doctor before the Estradiol t
  • Pre-schedule the test.

Post-care after Estradiol test

Providing a sample for the Estradiol test takes less than 10 minutes. There is no specific care required after the test. Any bruising, pain, or excess bleeding after the Estradiol test should be reported to the doctor.

Sample Types in the Estradiol test

An intravenous blood sample is required in the Estradiol test.

Side effects of the Estradiol test

The Estradiol test is a safe procedure. Some rare complications include

  • Infection at the sample collection site for the Estradiol t
  • Hematoma
  • Feeling lightheaded or weak.

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