This test measures Estradiol levels in the blood. Estradiol is one of the primary components of estrogens. Estradiol concentrations are typically highest in non-pregnant, pre-menopausal women. During menopause, as ovarian function decreases, Estradiol levels drop significantly. Estradiol testing can help to monitor ovarian function in women with fertility issues. It may also be useful for women undergoing hormone therapy during menopause or girls experiencing signs of early puberty.
Estradiol testing is typically ordered for women who are experiencing infertility, abnormal menstruation or symptoms of menopause. Testing may be ordered for boys who are experiencing delayed puberty or men with symptoms of testosterone deficiency.
Estradiol is often ordered with an Estrone Test.
Turnaround time for the Estradiol test is typically 1 business day.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The medication Fulvestrant (Faslodex) may falsely elevate the results of this test. People taking this medication are advised to order an Estradiol, Sensitive test as an alternative.
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