Lab Test Education

  1. June 06, 2018

    Essentials About Thyroid Hormones

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is approximately two inches long and is located at the front of your neck below your Adam's apple. The thyroid plays a major role in growth and metabolism by releasing the hormones thyroxine…
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  2. April 03, 2018

    The Role of Aldosterone, ACTH, and Renin in Water Retention and High Blood Pressure

    A frequent cause of high blood pressure and water retention is when levels of certain hormones in the body are unbalanced or functioning poorly. The hormones that are frequently at fault are secreted by the kidneys and the pituitary or adrenal…
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  3. October 01, 2017

    Biotin May Interfere With Hormone Blood Tests

    Biotin supplements taken at common over-the-counter doses can interfere with the results of certain hormone assays, giving falsely high or low results that could lead to a misdiagnosis, researchers reported. Biotin supplements, at very large…
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  4. May 22, 2017

    Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)- Man's Friend or Enemy?

    DHT – FRIEND OR ENEMY? With the exception of estradiol, no hormone is more misunderstood than dihydrotestosterone, DHT. In fact, many men actually fear DHT, going out of their…
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  5. May 11, 2015

    Many patients don't understand electronic lab results

    While it's becoming commonplace for patients to see the results of lab work electronically, a new University of Michigan study suggests that many people may not be able to understand what those numbers mean.
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