Menopause FAQs: Menopause Tests explains why tests are not usually necessary to diagnose menopause and/or perimenopause.
Currently, how may menopause be diagnosed?
“Many women come to the consultation expecting a blood test to diagnose menopause, and it is important to explain to them why we use the symptom score rather than a blood test in establishing a diagnosis. It is important to explain to women that the blood tests of FSH/oestradiol can fluctuate on a daily basis and therefore are not useful or necessary”.
Can a single Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test be misleading?
Should saliva tests be used to evaluate or treat menopausal symptoms?
In How Do I Know I’m In Menopause? What About Saliva Testing? the NAMS also note:
Can tests be ordered to rule out other conditions?
What if I would like to find out if I am perimenopausal or not?
In the NICE Guideline Menopause Diagnosis and Management – Information for the Public: Diagnosing Menopause the (British) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) elaborate on:
Who is a GP?
DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.
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