PLEASE NOTE REPORTING DELAY: necessary lab analysis process requires 5-8 days to receive results.

Synonyms: E2; Estradiol-17 Beta

NOTICE: This is a component of the Anti-Aging Panel which may be more appealing than this test alone.

Why It Is Done

* Investigation of fertility of women of reproductive age.* Support of in vitro fertilization.* Evaluate estrogen-producing tumors of the ovaries in girls before menstruation starts and in women after menopause. * Explain abnormal sexual characteristics in men. * Monitor therapy with fertility medications, such as Gonal-F, Follistim, or Repronex

Test Overview

Estradiol is the most commonly measured type of estrogen for nonpregnant women. The amount of estradiol in a woman's blood varies throughout her menstrual cycle. After menopause, estradiol production drops to a very low but constant level.

How To Prepare

No special preparation is required