This test is merely run to measure the Estrogen levels in the blood. Another prime reason to run this test is to monitor the symptoms of menopause or infertility. Women should go for this test exactly when any symptom of hormone imbalance is felt. On the other hand, men should go for an E3 test when any symptom of feminization is felt. Most of all, abnormal level of hormone imbalance can be detected through this test. A 24 hours urine sample or a certain amount of blood drawn from the vein is required to go for this test. No specific preparations are required for this test. However, the menstrual cycle or the gestational age of the baby must be checked before collecting sample from a woman.
What is the unconjugated estriol test?
The unconjugated estriol test is used to monitor high-risk pregnancy and fetus development problems such as down syndromes, edward’ syndrome, and many others, by measuring the amount estriol in your blood.
When to get tested?
Your doctor may recommend you to take this test in your pregnancy to check whether the fetus has developed any disorders. This test is also recommended to men, if they are having symptoms of feminization. An unconjugated estriol test price is not high.
A blood sample will be taken from a vein in your arm by a medical expert.
No fasting, or any other preparation is required to take this test. An unconjugated estriol test cost is reasonable.
Many factors can affect the test result, a slight lower than normal or higher than normal estriol level does not exactly indicate you need any medical attention. However, a low estriol level may indicate high risk pregnancy such as
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- down syndrome
- fetal demise
- smith-lemli-opitz syndrome
- Contiguous gene syndrome
Do ask your doctor what the test result means for you. You can now book an unconjugated estriol test online as well.