This test gives you valuable insights if you’re considering family planning now or in the future. You can also see if your egg count is in the normal range for your age.
It also shows if you have a condition that might affect your fertility — like a thyroid condition. It won't tell you how likely you are to get pregnant or if you're infertile. This test needs to be taken on Day 3 of your cycle
Fertility can be affected by:
With a GP report and tailored advice for your body, you'll have the support to start planning for the future.
The best time to do this test is on day 3 of your cycle (day 1 is your first day of bleeding) — this is when your results can be accurately interpreted.
If you have irregular periods
We recommend waiting until you have a period to get the most useful insights from this test.
If you have irregular periods combined with symptoms like acne, excess body hair (hirsutism), or weight gain, our PCOS blood test might give you better insights.
If you have no periods
You can do this test anytime, but it might be harder for our doctors to interpret your results.
Your test kit contains everything you need to collect your sample at home. Our instructions will guide you through it.
“Our fertility insights test can help you if you’re planning or trying to get pregnant. We explain how your hormone levels affect your chances of conceiving and how to improve this.”
— Dr Macarena Staudenmaier, MD, MSc
Clinical Innovation Lead at Thriva
It has been empowering and allowed me to take some control of the situation. I have learnt from the results, and with the strong guidance provided, I was able to investigate certain areas of my reproductive health.
Why this test can't tell you about infertility
Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after one year of regular unprotected sex.
Because fertility is complex, we can’t measure all its contributing factors in a single blood test.
Other factors affecting fertility include fallopian tube damage or endometriosis, which can’t be detected in a blood test.
It’s important to know that many factors affecting fertility can be reversed or treated.
Learn more about fertility resources in the UK.
When should you do this blood test?
You should aim to do this test on day 3 of your period. This is when your reproductive hormone levels are easiest to interpret, giving you the best insights into your cycle.
If you don't have periods
You can do this test any time, but it might be harder for our doctors to interpret your follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), and oestradiol results.
If you have irregular periods
We recommend waiting until you have a period to get the most valuable insights from this test. Test on day 3 of your next cycle.
If you're on hormonal contraception
Your results might be harder to interpret if you take the contraceptive pill, injections, or have an implant. This doesn’t apply to the hormonal coil.
If you just stopped hormonal contraception
Wait 3 months before doing this test — this allows time for your natural cycle to return. If you were using the contraceptive injection, we recommended waiting a year.
If you use an oestrogen or testosterone cream/gel
If you use a topical oestrogen-containing or testosterone-containing cream or gel, always use a glove when applying it. Contact with your fingers could affect your testosterone result.
If you're breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can affect your hormone levels — which can make it difficult to accurately interpret your results. We recommend waiting until you've stopped breastfeeding before doing this test.
If you're pregnant
Don’t do this test if you're pregnant, as we won't be able to interpret your results.
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What's included in your test kit?
Your Thriva test kit includes:
- collection tube(s)
- plaster x 2
- return form x 1
- alcohol swab x 1
- lancet x 3
- prepaid envelope x 1
- cleansing wipe x 1
- collection tube label(s)
- protective plastic case x 1
Learn how to collect your sample at home
Will a doctor write your report?
Our doctors review your blood test results and upload a detailed report to your account dashboard. They also give you advice to help support your health or manage an existing condition.
How long does it take to get your results?
Our doctors aim to upload your results report to your account dashboard in as little as 48 hours from the lab receiving your sample. Tests containing Omega-3 & 6 have a 15-day turnaround time after posting your sample.
How do you know when your results are ready?
We’ll email or text you to let you know your blood samples have been received, processed, and are ready to view online on your results dashboard.