Blood Services

ScanLinc are now able to offer blood testing services to assist with fertility, pregnancy and menopause.

Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.


Telephone: 01522244110

Test DescriptionPrice
Luteinising Hormone – LH
LH is a gonadotrophin – a hormone that is released from the pituitary gland *Controls the length and sequence of the female menstrual cycle *Prepares the Uterus for implantation of the fertilised egg
Follicle Stimulating Hormone – FSH
FSH is a gonadotrophin – a hormone that is secreted by the Pituitary Gland * FSH stimulates the growth and recruitment of immature ovarian follicles in the ovary. * FSH and LH work together in the reproductive system
Oestradiol – OEST
Oestradiol is a hormone produced in the ovaries *Oestradiol is the most potent of the 3 naturally produced oestrogens *Oestrogens are responsible for the development of female sex organs and secondary sex characteristics *Oestrogen plays a key role in the female cycle and the interplay between LH and FSH – therefore by measuring oestradiol levels and evaluation can be given for ovarian function
Progesterone – PROG
Progesterone is a endogenous hormone produced in small quantities within the ovaries and adrenal glands *Progesterone regulates the monthly menstrual cycle * Progesterone prepares the body for conception *Progesterone maintains and supports pregnancy
Prolactin -PROL
Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. *Prolactin is a regulator of many hormones *Prolactin’s main function in females is the stimulation of reproductive breast development and milk production. *High levels of Prolactin is known to be linked to absent or irregular menstruation and/or infertility
HCG is a unique hormone only detected in pregnancy it is produced by the placenta as early as 6 days after fertilisation. HCG maintains the function of the corpus luteal and levels help to determine the viability of the pregnancy and helps to rule out abnormalities such as ectopic.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone – AMH
Useful to assess if the ovarian reserve (viable eggs) is in the normal range for your age category *Anti-Mullerian Hormone is produced in the ovarian follicles (small fluid filled sacs where the eggs develop) *Testing does have limitations (for example it cannot confirm the actual number of viable eggs) but a low result should be referred for further investigations
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS – Short
PCOS is a complex hormone disorder affecting approximately 1:10 women *PCOS can cause a range of symptoms or just one but ladies experiencing irregular, heavy or missed periods, lack of ovulation and infertility may wish to be checked *A blood test alone is not a definitive diagnosis but can be followed up by ultrasound/pelvic examination * Tests included are Testosterone, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), FAI (free androgen index), FSH, LH, Glucose, Insulin, Lipid Profile, FT4/TSH(thyroid function)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOP – Profile
As above but a more extensive test list *Tests included are Testosterone, TSH (thyroid function), Glucose, HbA1C (diabetes screen), FSH, DHEAs (evaluation of adrenal function), Insulin, LH, 17 H^progesterone (, Lipid Profile, Prolactin, Cortisol, Antimullerian Hormone, Androstenedione, SHBG
HCG + progesterone – HcG and PROG
Descriptions as above, often requested by non-uk clinics post assisted conception
Female Hormone Profile – FIP
Often requested prior to commencing assisted conception *Tests included are LH, FSH, Prolactin and Oestradiol
Male Hormone Profile – MIPR
Often requested prior to commencing assisted conception *Tests included are FSH, LH, Testosterone, FAI (Free Androgen Index) Prolactin, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin)
Menopause Profile – MENO For ladies who may or may not have completed their families *Tests included are FSH, LH, Oestradiol(17-Beta), TSH/FT4 (thyroid function) *Menopause symptoms can be similar to a thyroid disorder      £130