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What Is Estrogen Test? Estrogen is a primary female sex hormone. As compared to females, males have a lower level of estrogen. Estrogen is a steroidal hormone synthesised from cholesterol, primarily by the ovaries in females and testicles in males. However, estrogen is also produced by extragonadal sites such as adipose tissues and adrenal...

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What Is Estrogen Test?

Estrogen is a primary female sex hormone. As compared to females, males have a lower level of estrogen. Estrogen is a steroidal hormone synthesised from cholesterol, primarily by the ovaries in females and testicles in males. However, estrogen is also produced by extragonadal sites such as adipose tissues and adrenal glands.

Estrogen being a steroid hormone need carrier proteins such as SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) and albumin to get transported to the target sites via circulation. It performs various functions in our body. A highly elevated level or insufficient level of estrogen is an indicator of disease or pathological conditions.

Estrogen blood test is a specific type of test that is used to measure the circulating levels of estrogen in blood. It is a fast, non-invasive, painless and safe technique recommended for screening, diagnosing and monitoring a wide range of conditions, diseases and disorders. Sometimes, estrogen is measured using urine sample. 

Parameters measured in estrogen test may include:

  • Free estrogen
  • Total estrogen.

Other names:

  • Blood estrogen test
  • Serum estrogen test
  • Urine estrogen test
  • 24-hour urine estrogen test
  • Free estrogen test
  • Total estrogen test
  • Estrone test
  • E1 test
  • Estradiol test
  • E2 test
  • Estriol test
  • E3 test.

What Are the Types of Estrogen?

There are 3 main types of estrogen that are commonly tested by health care professionals, namely:

  1. Estrone: It is also known as E1. This subtype is mainly seen in post-menopausal females.
  2. Estradiol: It is also known as E2. This subtype is mainly seen in non-pregnant females in their reproductive age. E2 is also seen in males.
  3. Estriol: It is also known as E3. This subtype is mainly produced during pregnancy by the placenta.

What Are the Functions of Estrogen?

Estrogen performs numerous roles in the body including:

  • In females:
    • Development of female reproductive organs
    • Help in oogenesis
    • Regulate menstrual cycle
    • Development of secondary sexual characteristics
    • Breast development
    • Control sexual drive
    • Increase bone mass
    • Prevent osteoporosis
    • Increase muscle mass
    • Enhance vaginal lubrication
    • Regulate metabolism
    • Increase HDL cholesterol
    • Decrease LDL cholesterol
    • Prevent atherosclerosis and heart attack
    • Neuroprotective
    • Elevate mood and maintain mental health.
  • In Males:
    • Help in sperm maturation
    • Regulate libido
    • Maintain the strength of bone
    • Regulate metabolism
    • Maintain healthy skin
    • Regulate emotions and mental health.

Why Do I Need Estrogen Test?

Your health care professional may order an estrogen blood test or urine test if you have symptoms or signs suggestive of: 

  • Low estrogen in female:
    • Delayed puberty 
    • Premature menopause
    • Infertility
    • Abnormal menstrual cycle
    • Low sexual drive or libido
    • Dryness of vagina
    • Pain during intercourse
    • Hot flashes
    • Osteoporosis
    • Increased risk of atherosclerosis
    • Increased risk of heart attack
    • Low muscle mass
    • Increased adipose tissue especially around belly
    • Loss of bone mass or osteoporosis
    • Low performance
    • Anxiety
    • Depression.
  • High estrogen in female:
    • Early puberty
    • Irregular periods
    • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
    • Infertility
    • Insulin resistance
    • Fibroids
    • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
    • Endometriosis
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Ovarian tumors 
    • Breast cancer
    • Adrenal gland tumors
    • Liver diseases.
  • During pregnancy:
    • Evaluation of high-risk pregnancy
    • Screening for congenital anomalies, chromosomal abnormalities or neural tube defects in the developing fetus during pregnancy.
  • High estrogen in male:
    • Gynecomastia
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Infertility
    • Liver cirrhosis
    • Tumours.
  • Low estrogen in male:
    • Decreased libido
    • Osteoporosis
    • Increased belly fat.

How To Prepare for Estrogen Test at Home?

Usually, Blood estrogen test and 24-hour urine estrogen test are commonly done. Preparations for these tests are same and include these simple steps:

  • Book your estrogen test at home: Schedule an estrogen blood or urine test at home in a diagnostic lab to avail home sample collection.
  • Hormone pills: If you are taking hormonal tablets such as birth control pills, Estrogen or HRT (Hormone replacement therapy), it is advised to undergo estrogen test before taking these pills. You can take the prescribed tablets post blood sample collection.
  • Other Medications: Inform your doctor about all the drugs and supplements that you are currently taking. Certain drugs especially Steroids may alter the test result. Your doctor may advice some modifications before the test if required.
  • Fasting: No fasting is required for this test.

What Is the Procedure for Estrogen Test?

The procedure for estrogen blood test includes the following steps:

  • First a torniquet will be tied around your arm.
  • Then a cotton swab soaked with 70% alcohol is used to clean/disinfect the injection site before needle insertion.
  • Then a small needle will be inserted in the vein of your arm and required amount of blood is withdrawn from it and collected in a test tube. 
  • Then the needle is removed and an adhesive sticker is placed on the puncture site to prevent it from infections.
  • Sample is sent to laboratory for further processing and testing.

The procedure for 24-hour urine estrogen test includes the following steps:

  • A technician will reach your doorstep and provide a sterile container to collect urine sample. 
  • You will be instructed about how to collect and store 24-hour urine sample. 
  • After 24 hours the technician will again come to collect the urine sample which is sent to laboratory for further processing and testing.

Cost of Estrogen Test in Delhi?

Cost of estrogen tests depends upon many factors such as city and locality. Different diagnostic labs charges according to the quality of machines they have and the various offers that they are providing to their customers. Charges may also vary depending upon the type of test being done.

Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging centre (GDIC), Rohini also known as GDIC or Ganesh lab is currently offering upto 50% discounts on various tests including estrogen tests.

Our centers are NABH accredited and equipped with modern, highly expensive machines with latest cutting-edge technologies and highly skilled Radiologists and Pathologists. We follow strict aseptic conditions to prevent transmission of infections.

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Best Diagnostic Lab for Estrogen Test in Delhi?

Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging center (GDIC) is considered as the best diagnostic lab for various Estrogen tests in Rohini, North-East Delhi. We have many branches in different locations of Delhi including Hari Nagar, Yamuna Vihar, Nangloi, Derawal Nagar and Mangol puri. 

Ganesh lab (GDIC) is now considered one of the most popular diagnostic labs in Delhi as: 

  • We provide high standard quality services to our patients. 
  • Free home sample collection.
  • Well-trained technicians for home sample collection. 
  • We also offer facilities of online reporting.
  • Experience of 23+ years of services.
  • Our labs are NABH certified.
  • Facility of latest cutting-edge technologies.
  • Highly Skilled Radiologists and Pathologists.
  • Facility of emergency test services at night.
  • Genuine reporting and Patient satisfaction are our top priority. 
  • We offer seamless integration between diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Affordable Diagnostic lab with up to 50% discount on many tests. Currently, we are offering upto 50% discount on various types of blood tests.
  • We are open 24X7 and 365 days.
  • You can also avail free Consultation with our Pathologists & Radiologists regarding any blood test or imaging scans.
  • Free Ambulance services in Delhi, NCR.

Test Type Estrogen Levels Test
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Preparation
  • Book your estrogen test at home: Schedule an estrogen blood or urine test at home in a diagnostic lab to avail home sample collection.
  • Hormone pills: If you are taking hormonal tablets such as birth control pills, Estrogen or HRT (Hormone replacement therapy), it is advised to undergo estrogen test before taking these pills. You can take the prescribed tablets post blood sample collection.
  • Other Medications: Inform your doctor about all the drugs and supplements that you are currently taking. Certain drugs especially Steroids may alter the test result. Your doctor may advice some modifications before the test if required.
  • Fasting: No fasting is required for this test.
Reporting

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ

Blood sample is required for estrogen test.

At Ganesh lab, we offer free home blood sample collection without any hidden charges. You have to pay only for the estrogen test.

Estrogen test report is usually available within 24 hours of blood sample collection. 

Estrogen  test is a safe procedure with usually no side effects. However, some individuals may experience few side effects as mentioned below:

  • Pain at injection site.
  • Hematoma
  • Multiple punctures to locate vein in those where veins are not easily accessible. 
  • Bleeding at puncture site, especially patients having bleeding or clotting disorders or those on anticoagulant therapy.
  • Infection at puncture site 
  • Thrombophlebitis.

Estrogen test results vary with sex and age and is therefore interpreted by comparing the result with reference ranges.  Normal ranges may vary from lab to lab as different labs follow different references. Normal results can be summarized as following:

Gender

Normal range

Male 

10-50 pg/mL

Premenopausal-Female

Post-menopausal Female

130-400 pg/mL

0-30 pg/mL

Description of term used:

pg/mL: picograms per milliliters.

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