Serum Estradiol Test
This test measures the level of the female hormone estradiol (estrogen) in blood.
The hormone is secreted by the ovary under influence of FSH, a hormone secreted by the pituitary.
Estradiol is a hormone responsible for normal sexual development of a female.
When Is the Test Done?
It is done when we want to know if the ovaries are able to produce enough hormone for functioning.
- So, in all disorders of ovary, ovarian cyst etc.
- Work up for infertility
- Evaluating puberty or menstrual disorders
- Malignancies of genital organs like the ovary
The test results are interpreted according to the reference range levels. The normal values are:
Male: 10 to 50 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL)
Female (premenopausal): 30 to 400 pg/mL
Female (postmenopausal): 0 to 30 pg/mL