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The Estradiol Blood Test is done to measure the levels of Estradiol, which is a primary component of the estrogen hormone.
What is the Estradiol test?
Estradiol, also known as E2, is one of the four types of estrogen that is produced by ovaries mainly. It is also produced in adrenal glands, placenta, testes, and some other tissues but only in small amounts. The amount of Estradiol in the blood needs to stay accurate for reproductive health. Even the amount increases or decreases more than expected, it can cause many problems such as weak bones, urinary tract infections, and even depression.
Why is the test done?
The doctors will order the Estradiol test if they have a concern about your fertility, puberty, and menopause as well. It can be ordered as well to find out the reasons for specific sexual characteristics in the person. Even though estrogen is a female sex hormone, it is also found in men and has a role to play in the development and growth of male sexual characters. E2 levels affect the functioning of the reproductive system drastically. It influences the following parts of the system:
The results of the Estradiol test may vary from person to person based on factors like age, sex, or health history. The levels of Estradiol is measured in pictograms per milliliter (pg/ml)
If the results show that the Estradiol level is low in the blood, it indicates:
Alternate Name: E2, estrogen
Test Instructions : Please do not exercise prior to testing. It is best that your blood is taken in a rested state.
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Results In: 2
Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.