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Hormonal Tests

By certain hormonal tests you can learn how ovarian reserve is a woman and estimate the potential fertility of it. Disruption of these specific hormones will indicate that there are significant dysfunctions for normal reproductive development. These hormones are:

Estradiol

The hormone estradiol (E2) is responsible for follicular growth. This hormone is directly related to advanced age and elevated baseline serum levels. Estradiol levels are measured in a blood on day 3 (baseline) and day 13 of the cycle.

Prolactin and Pull Prolactin

Prolactin (PRL) stimulates milk production and development of mammary glands. A high value of prolactin produce hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin and prolactin pull are measured in a blood test on day 21 of the cycle.

Progesterone

Natural progesterone occurs after ovulation, generating essential changes in the endometrium. Progesterone levels are measured in a blood test on day 21 of the cycle.

FSH

The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) acts on the follicles, where the eggs are developing. His analysis serves as a marker of ovarian reserve, as persistently high levels of FSH have been consistently associated with decreased ovarian reserve. FSH levels are measured in a blood on day 3 (baseline) and day 13 of the cycle.

LH

The increase in luteinizing hormone (LH) at midcycle, allows the rupture of the follicle to leave the egg and give way to ovulation. LH levels are measured in a blood test the day 13 of the cycle.