I Think I'm in Peri-Menopause - Do I Need a Blood Test?
- After the age of 45, hormonal blood tests are generally not required to confirm peri-menopause.
- After the age of 45, common signs and symptoms associated with peri-menopause are usually considered adequate for confirming peri-menopause.
- Hormonal blood tests might be used in specific circumstances e.g. to confirm early onset menopause (before the age of 45).
- In some situations, other blood tests may be recommended - this usually only occurs if symptoms suggest that specific testing is required.