Adia helps proactively manage your reproductive health. Our baseline hormone test looks at key hormones that affect your fertility, ovulation and general reproductive health.
Testing these hormones can identify issues and help you make informed choices about your fertility and reproductive health.
Our tests will help you and your Doctor understand:
- The number and quality of eggs you have
- If you are ovulating regularly
- If the “engines” that help regulate your hormones are ok
- How you may respond to IVF treatment (if you need it)
- It’s important to say that our test does not identify any anatomical challenges (e.g. blocked fallopian tube) but we do have resources to help you think through additional diagnostics if needed.
- If you are on the contraceptive pill we suggest that you not take the test until you are off the pill for 2-3 months as the results may not be accurate.
Hormones we test
- Anti-mullerian hormone
You are born with a certain number of eggs that decline over time. AMH is a hormone released by your eggs and therefore a good indicator of the number of eggs you have and your reserve.
- Follicle stimulating hormone
This hormone is released by the pituitary gland in the brain and its a good indicator of the number of eggs you have and the fertility potential of these eggs. This hormone rises when there are fewer eggs because the body needs to “work harder” to ovulate.
- Luteinizing hormone
This hormone is released by the pituitary gland in the brain, this hormone rises in the first half of your cycle and peaks right before ovulation. This is the hormone you are measuring with the “pee sticks” so it’s helpful to help you understand if you are ovulating.
This hormone is produced in the pituitary gland, and is particularly helpful to look at if you have very irregular periods as high levels of prolactin can interfere with ovulation.
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone
The thyroid is the little engine that helps regulate all your hormones. This test helps us understand if its functions are normal. It is particularly important in regulating metabolism and plays significant role in reproduction and pregnancy health.
- Free thyroxine
We like looking at this hormone because it gives an indication of how your pituitary gland is working – the main gland that controls your reproductive hormones!
We provide finger-prick blood test kits so you can take your test in the comfort of your home
Why is understanding your fertility hormones important?
At Adia we believe in proactive care. We don’t want women to face multiple fertility challenges before accessing support. Understanding your hormone levels earlier can help identify any issues, or give you the confidence that your fertility health is on track. Our at-home fertility test will help you better understand your ovarian reserve, ovulation and general health, all important markers for conception and pregnancy.
Dr Linda Farahani
Linda is an obstetrician and fertility specialist. Linda has developed Adia’s fertility test report. She is also a new mum to two twins, via IVF.
Understanding your fertility baseline can empower women to make informed choices. However, it is important to remember that hormones are only one part of a much larger picture. Fertility can be very confusing and there are a number of things we can do to support women in medicine and outside of medicine so they can achieve their conception goals – as it should be.