Book Your Private FSH Blood Test (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

Because your health matters.

Optimal levels of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) indicate a well-functioning pituitary gland, a crucial component of the endocrine system. The pituitary gland plays a vital role in regulating sex hormones, which in turn, govern fertility and reproductive health.

A private FSH Blood Test is a valuable diagnostic tool, capable of identifying potential issues such as ovarian failure or menopause in women, as well as low or zero sperm production in men. Monitoring FSH levels provides vital insights into your overall reproductive well-being.

Our private FSH Blood Test is a quick, easy and accurate way to check on your reproductive health and fertility. The test can be added to any of our full body health check packages.

Explore our packages and book online today.


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    Fast, accurate results

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    Competitively priced testing within 20 minutes of your home

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    Detailed, personalised Results Report

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    Access to our 24/7 GP service with all test packages

How it works

How it works

1. Select and book your package

View our health test packages and book a full body private health check. All our individual tests can be added to any of our private health check packages. Just call our team on 0800 652 2183 before your appointment to add an extra test.

2. Make an appointment

Choose the venue, date and time that suits you. With over 2000 appointments available nationwide every week, you're sure to find a convenient time, date and venue.

3. Attend your appointment

A trained phlebotomist will carry out your assessment. The whole process only takes around 20 - 30 minutes.

4. Fast, accurate results within 8 days

Within around 8 days, you'll receive your personalised digital Results Report.

What is an FSH Blood Test?

An FSH Blood Test provides insights into the health of the pituitary gland, a key regulator of reproductive hormones. This test helps identify various reproductive issues that can impact fertility.

The FSH Blood Test is commonly used to help diagnose conditions such as:

  • Menopause
  • Ovarian failure
  • Testicular failure: low or no sperm production
  • Pituitary or hypothalamic disorders

A FSH Blood Test is a quick and easy way to evaluate your pituitary and reproductive health, indicating if you have any abnormal hormone levels or undiagnosed conditions.

Why take a FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) Test?

A Follicle Stimulating Hormone Blood Test can help you better understand your fertility hormones and highlight undiagnosed medical conditions, such as ovarian failure, testicular failure and pituitary disorders

A Follicle Stimulating Hormone Blood Test can help you better understand your fertility hormones and highlight undiagnosed medical conditions, such as ovarian failure, testicular failure and pituitary disorders

  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Menopause
  • Pituitary and hypothalamic disorders
  • Ovarian and testicular failure

What are the most common symptoms of FSH imbalance?

High or low FSH levels, similar to any hormonal imbalance, can affect the body in a number of ways.

Symptoms of imbalanced FSH levels in women include:

  • Mood swings
  • Irregular periods
  • Absent periods
  • Changes to skin and hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Fertility issues

Symptoms of imbalanced FSH levels in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Small testes
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Breast tissue growth (gynaecomastia)
  • Poor concentration
  • Low sex drive
  • Infertility

What does a FSH Blood Test involve?

You don’t need to prepare for the test. However, women may need to be tested at a specific time on account of their menstrual cycle as FSH levels change throughout the month.

For the most accurate results, it is recommended that the FSH Blood Test be taken on day 3 of the menstrual cycle (day 1 is the start of your period). Anytime between days 2 and 4 are also suitable for testing.

A blood sample will be taken, using a small needle, from a vein in your arm. The small sample of blood is then collected into a test tube. The test is relatively painless, though you may feel a slight sting when the needle is inserted and taken out.

The whole process typically takes less than five minutes. After the blood is drawn into a vial, the blood sample is then sent to a laboratory for testing.

Private health checks for complete peace of mind

Our full body private health checks are designed for busy people who want to take control of their health. Our tests are quick, accurate, convenient and completely stress-free. No waiting for an appointment, no invasive procedures, no embarrassing questions, no long travel times and no busy waiting rooms.

Trained phlebotomists carry out all tests in over 350 venues across the UK and Ireland, so you get accurate professional health checks within 20 minutes of your home. Our private health checks include all the tests you need to take a proactive approach to monitoring and improving your health.

Any individual tests can be added to any full body health check. Just book one of our full body private health assessments and call us before your appointment to add an extra test.

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0800 652 2183 to speak to one of our team.


Follicle-stimulating hormones produced in the pituitary gland play a significant role in the proper functioning of the ovaries and testes. An FSH Blood Test is a way to gauge reproductive health and fertility status. FSH is responsible for: ? Controlling the menstrual cycle ? Producing eggs in the ovaries ? Stimulating sperm production ? The normal functioning of the reproductive system
There is no need to fast prior to the FSH Blood Test. However, for women, it is recommended that the FSH Blood Test be taken on day 3 of the menstrual cycle (day 1 is the start of your period). In addition, if taking the supplement biotin, you should refrain from taking this for 72 hours before the FSH Blood Test.
FSH levels typically appear low during the early stages of pregnancy. However, FSH is not a hormone that is usually tested to confirm pregnancy. FSH Blood Tests are used to evaluate reproductive health and highlight any fertility issues.
Full preparation instructions will be provided in writing when you book your appointment.
As the test is used to assess reproductive and fertility health, the FSH Blood Test is recommended if you want to conceive. Both women and men can take the test to evaluate their fertility and uncover any reproductive health issues or related medical conditions.
There is a correlation between alcohol intake and increased oestrogen, which in turn affects FSH levels. Alcohol is well known for disrupting hormones and should be avoided prior to testing in order to obtain the most accurate results and assessment of reproductive health and fertility,
Your test results and other readings will each be given a ‘flag’ of a different colour: green, amber or red. Green results are within the recommended range for your age and sex; amber results are slightly outside what we'd normally expect; and red results are further outside the norm. Where a result is amber or red, we'll give follow-up advice on what to do next - whether that's making lifestyle changes, simply monitoring the result, or visiting your doctor for further investigation. If there are any critical results discovered by our laboratory, we will contact you immediately, so you won’t need to wait for your full results report to arrive to take appropriate action.