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A simple at-home test to see if you may be approaching, or have reached, the menopause.

  • Convenient home sample collection kit
  • Certified laboratory testing
  • Detailed GP-verified report and advice
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Is a Menopause Check right for you?

If you’re after a simple snapshot of your menopause status and guidance on what to do next, this test is for you. DocHQ Menopause Check will give you a clear answer about whether you may be approaching or have reached the menopause by screening Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels, which rise as you near this time of your life.

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Menopause: Recognise the signs

There are more than 30 symptoms of menopause, the most common are:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes and sleep disturbances
  • Decreased libido
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain, hair thinning and dry skin

Who should test?

Menopause Check is recommended for women with:

  • Menopausal symptoms under 45 years
  • Atypical menopausal symptoms under 45 years
  • Over 50 years using progesterone-only contraception

This test is not recommended for those taking Combined hormonal contraceptive pill and Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

If you would like a more comprehensive analysis of your female hormone balance to better understand your menopause symptoms, please consider the MenoBalance Check.

How to get tested in 3 simple steps...

It’s quick and easy to test your blood at home, and receive a GP-verified online report within days

Step 1: Activate Kit

Create a DocHQ account and register your unique kit ID

Step 2: Take Sample

Collect a blood sample from your finger. Send the sample to lab using pre-paid postage

Step 3: Receive Results

Receive your detailed GP-verified online report with guidance and next steps


Your common questions answered

Menopause is when menstruation stops permanently due to the loss of ovarian follicular activity. Perimenopause is the period just before the menopause and is characterised by irregular menstrual cycles.Menopause occurs with the final menstrual cycle and is clinically diagnosed after 12 months of complete absence of periods.In the UK, the mean age of natural menopause is 51 years.
The capillary home blood testing kits are a reliable and robust way of running remote diagnostic tests. The samples are processed at a UK registered laboratory which adheres to the strict UK compliance regulations. The gold standard for blood testing is by venous sample venesection (when you visit the lab for a phlebotomist to collect the blood sample from your arm). There may be minor discrepancies between the results from capillary home kits and lab venous samples. Please note our capillary samples kits are screening test and not diagnostics tests. If an abnormality is identified, we advise you consult with your GP for a formal medical assessment and the consideration for further testing which may include venous blood tests.

Menopause typically occurs in women aged between 45-55. However, it can occur earlier in women depending on their health and lifestyle. If you’ve begun to experience menopausal symptoms, we recommend using our test to determine if you are reaching or have begun menopause. We don’t recommend using our test if you are taking the combined hormonal contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

For women > 45 years of age with typical menopausal symptoms please consider a Menobalance Check if you would like a comprehensive analysis of your hormonal state to help determine if you are approaching, or have reached, the menopause.

The test results are accurate as long as the instructions are followed very carefully and blood samples are received at the lab in a timely manner.Our tests are CE- marked and your home sample will be tested in our clinical pathology accredited laboratory(UKAS).You can be assured of accurate results.

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