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Sample Type: SERUM
Estradiol is an estrogen, a hormone made primarily by the ovaries and necessary for proper development and functioning of the uterus, breasts and the female reproductive organs like vagina and cervix. Testing is done to evaluate menstrual problems, ovarian tumors, breast cancer, menopausal symptoms in women and gynaecomastia in men.
Test is performed on a blood sample. Result may get affected if you are taking oral contraceptives, hormone therapy or any herbal supplements that contain estrogen or related substances.