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  1. Complete Hormone & Wellness Panel for MEN
    $439.32

    This comprehensive and cost effective panel provides a baseline overview of your sex hormones, thyroid gland, adrenal function, metabolic function, cholesterol, prostate and overall health. It includes: CBC (includes immune cells, red blood cells and hematocrit), CMP-14 (Includes kidney and liver function, glucose and electrolytes) Lipid Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides),Testosterone free and total (LC/MS assay with no upper limit) Estradiol, Sensitive (LC/MS assay), DHEA-sulfate (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate), TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) , Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine ), PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), and FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

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  2. Free Estradiol (Sensitive)
    $136.03

    This test measures the free (unbound to SHBG or albumin) estradiol and total sensitive estradiol in blood. The test is performed using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). NOTE: This test is a send out test to Quest's Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano.  Testing schedule is Mon and Wed.  Reports are available within 4-14 days from the time the specimen is received at the send out testing lab. Test results may take up to 16 business days.

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  3. Ultimate Lab Test Panel for Men and Women
    $736.72

    This ultimate lab test panel offers the best savings for men and women to determine their immune health, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, inflammatory markers involved in heart disease, testosterone total and free, urinalysis to determine UTIs and kidney function, estradiol, DHEA-S, vitamins D and B12, and iron/ferritin to determine anemia or increased risk of iron overload.

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  4. Testosterone, Free, Bioavailable and Total (With Lower & Upper Limit) plus SHBG
    $101.96

    This is the most cost effective testosterone test panel that takes the least amount of time to perform and that includes 5 important tests: 1- Total testosterone, 2- Calculated free testosterone, 3- Bioavailable (unbound) testosterone, 4- Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and albumin. Testosterone upper limit under 1,500 ng/dL (ECLIA, immunoassay). It is accurate for most men using or not using TRT . For men expecting very high testosterone blood levels over 1,500 ng/dL or low total T below 250 ng/dL, the LC/MS testosterone test is more appropiate but it takes a few more days to perform.

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  5. Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test (AMH) - Females
    $79.22
    The Anti-Mullerian Hormone ( AMH ) Test is used to assess ovarian function and menopausal status; in the evaluation of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or to evaluate the effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment. Learn More
  6. Women's Hormone & Wellness Panel
    $335.21

    This cost effective discounted lab panel will provide a baseline overview of your sex hormones, thyroid gland, adrenal function, metabolic function, and overall health. Includes: CBC (includes immune and red blood cells and platelets), CMP (Includes kidney and liver function, glucose and electrolytes), Lipid Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides), Testosterone free and total, Estradiol, DHEA-sulfate, TSH, Progesterone, and LH & FSH.

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  7. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Comprehensive
    $399.49

    Bodybuilders using testosterone and anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have to be smart about maximizing benefits and minimizing short- and long-term side effects while exercising and eating effectively for proper muscle gain, fat loss, and quality of life.  Harm reduction is key especially in the presence of barriers to care caused by stigma and judgement from medical practitioners. Here is a list of 14 carefully selected lab tests and panels that are essential in maintaining proper health while improving body composition and strength: Hematocrit, Lipid panel (LDL, HDL, triglycerides), Cystatin C kidney test, eGFR kidney test, GGT liver test, Total Testosterone (LC/MS), Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration), Ultrasensitive Estradiol, Prolactin, DHT test (LC/MS), IGF-1 test (LC/MS), and ferritin. Fasting is required.

     

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  8. Testosterone, SHBG, Hematocrit, Sensitive Estradiol and PSA
    $195.84

    This economical lab test panel includes: Testosterone, Free, Bioavailable and Total, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin -SHBG, Males, Immunoassay (Total Testosterone Lower Limit: 250 ng/dL & Upper Limit 1,500 ng/dL ), Complete Blood Count (CBC panel) Including hematocrit, PSA and Ultrasensitive Estradiol

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  9. Hormone Panel for Men on TRT- Upstream & Downstream
    $548.16

    This hormone panel for men on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) contains upstream and downstream hormones to testosterone.  TRT has been shown to decrease upstream hormones like pregnenolone and progesterone, and slightly decrease DHEA. Downstream hormone metabolites like ultrasensitive estradiol and DHT are also included.  Lastly, prolactin is added since high prolactin can decrease sexual function.  No LH and FSH were included since TRT shuts them down.

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  10. Fertility Panel for Women
    $343.36

    This fertility panel for women contains the main hormones tested (most using the most sensitive liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry) by reproductive endocrinologists to assess the potential for a woman to become pregnant.  Tests included are: LH, FSH, Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH), estradiol (LC/MS), progesterone (LC/MS), TSH and testosterone (LC/MS).

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  11. Testosterone (T+F), Estradiol and DHT Panel
    $178.50

    This panel contains testosterone and its downstream metabolites: Estradiol and DHT. All three hormones are measured using Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), the most accurate assay for hormones. No interactions with supplements like biotin are present.

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  12. PCOS Test Panel
    $482.25

    This PCOS lab test panel includes: Lipid Panel, CBC, CMP, Prolactin, C-Peptide,TSH, Free T3, Fee T4, Sex Hormone binding Globulin, DHEA Sulfate, Estrogen, FSH,Insulin Fasting, A1c, LH, Progesterone, 17-OH Progesterone,Testosterone, Total (LC/MS) and Free (EquilibriumvDialysis), and Vitamin D.

    Polycystic literally means "many cysts." In medical terms, it usually refers to a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder commonly seen in women of childbearing age. The condition is characterized by the presence of multiple fluid-filled cysts in the ovaries. PCOS can cause symptoms like irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and excessive hair growth. Women with PCOS may also experience infertility, diabetes, and heart disease later in life. The exact cause of PCOS is not known, but genetics and insulin resistance are considered contributing factors. PCOS is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical examination, and blood tests. 

     

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  13. TRT + hCG Lab Test Panel
    $175.41

    This panel includes: Testosterone, Total, LC/MS and Free (Equilibrium Dialysis), and 17-OH-progesterone, a metabolite that has been correlated with sperm production.

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) shuts down upstream hormones like LH and FSH required for sperm production, so men on TRT generally have a difficult time to father a child. Some studies show that adding human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to a TRT protocol may improve sperm production since hCG is an analog of LH that could stimulate sperm production. But optimizing hCG dose and frequency based on sperm count can be a time consuming process since it takes at least 8 weeks to see changes in sperm tests. Fortunately, there is an easier way by measuring 17-OH-progesterone to predict the efficacy of the hCG+TRT protocol without having to wait for 8 weeks between hCG dose/frequency changes. 

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  14. Hormone Panel Test for Men
    $294.43

    This affordable male hormone panel includes the most accurate assays used as gold standard for measuring:

    1. Total Testosterone (Liquid chromatography/MS-MS) 
    2.  Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration)
    3.  Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    4.  Estradiol, Ultra Sensitive (LC/MS-MS) 
    5.  DHT level  (LC/MS) 
    6.  Prolactin
    7.  Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S)
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  15. Women Ultra Elite Panel
    $1,155.00
    This women's ultra elite lab test panel offers the best savings for men to determine their immune health, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, blood sugar, advanced lipid panel, thyroid function, inflammatory markers involved in heart disease, testosterone total and free, urinalysis to determine UTIs and kidney function, ultrasensitive estradiol, DHEA-S, IGF-1, DHT, Prolactin, Progesterone, Estrone, Total Estrogens, vitamins D and B12+ folate, and iron/ferritin to determine fatigue, anemia or increased risk of iron overload.

    Tests included are:

    Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)
    Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
    Hemoglobin A1c
    Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel
    Urinalysis, Complete
    TSH
    Thyroid Free T3
    Thyroid Free T4
    Reverse T3
    TPO Antibodies
    Thyroglobulin Antibodies
    Homocysteine
    Cardio C-Reactive Protein
    CPK
    Estradiol, Ultra Sensitive
    Testosterone Total & Free (LC/MS- No upper limit)
    DHEA – S
    Prolactin
    DHT
    IGF-1
    Progesterone
    Estrone
    Total Estrogens
    LH + FSH
    Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)
    Vitamin D (25OHD)
    Vitamin B-12
    Folate
    Ferritin
    Iron & TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity)

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  16. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Basic
    $238.95

    This panel provides smart bodybuilders with information that can help minimize potential short- and long-term side effects and risks. This basic bodybuilder panel includes the following gold standard tests/panels: Cystatin C (the only accurate kidney function test for bodybuilders), hematocrit (blood viscosity factor), CMP (glucose, liver & kidney function, and electrolytes), total and free testosterone (LC/MS assay-no upper limit and no interference with anabolics), ultra-sensitive estradiol (the only accurate estradiol test for men), & lipid cholesterol panel. Fasting is required.

     

     

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  17. THYROID Stimulating Hormone-TSH
    $18.74

    The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced and secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid to produce T3 and T4. When TSH is elevated, low thyroid function may be indicated. If TSH is low it is indicative of high thyroid function. A study found that TSH was suppressed in all subjects after food, so fasting may be suggested although it is not reqired by Quest. Free T4 and Free T4 values did not change significantly after eating.

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  18. Women's Hormone Panel
    $251.10

    This hormone panel for women contains all basic hormones (except for LH and FSH, which you can add to your cart separately): DHEA-S, Estradiol (CLIA assay), Progesterone, Total Testosterone, LC/MS, Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Ultrafiltration, TSH,Free T3 and Free T4

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  19. Testosterone, Free (Equilibrium Dialysis) and Total, MS
    $45.15

    THIS IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE TESTOSTERONE TEST IN THE U.S. The most accurate way to measure total testosterone is with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. This panel also shows free testosterone percent by equilibrium dialysis and free testosterone calculated from percent free T. This test is more accurate for low and high testosterone blood levels (for men who expect high testosterone blood levels over 1,500 ng/dL, women, and children who usually have low T levels). It has no interferences with supplements or anabolics. Note: Results may take 5-7 business days. For a faster turnaround, choose this test instead: Testosterone, Free, Bioavailable and Total (With Lower & Upper Limit) plus SHBG

     

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  20. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Beginner
    $151.06

    This is a simple bodybuilder test panel for those who do not require Cystatin-C or GGT tests.  The panel includes:

    • Complete Blood Count (Immune Cells, Red Blood Cells, and Hematocrit)
    • Complete Metabolic Panel (Blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function)
    • Lipids (LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides)
    • Testosterone, Total LC/MS and Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Dialysis
    • Ultrasensitve Estradiol (Only Test Accurate in Men)
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  21. ESTRADIOL , Sensitive (LC/MS/MS)
    $35.69

    THIS IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE AND ACCURATE ESTRADIOL TEST IN THE U.S. This ultrasensitive estradiol test is based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), an assay technology that has been shown to more accurately measure estradiol in men and women than the old immunoassay-based test. 

    Important note:  The blood sample is sent out to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano, Caifornia.  Overnight delivery and testing is performed on Sunday and Friday.  Reports are available within 5-7 business days from the time the specimen is collected.

     

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  22. THYROID Panel (TSH + Free T3 + Free T4)

    As low as $65.10

    This panel includes comprehensive testing of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in addition to free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3).

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  23. Panel: CBC, CMP, TT, FT, Lipids, Prolactin, Ultra Sensitive Estradiol, and SHBG
    $322.33

    This panel is popular among men who are on testosterone therapy since it offers substantial savings over ordering each of these tests separately : Complete Blood Count (CBC) ,Comprehensive Metabolic Profile ( includes eGFR ), Estradiol UltraSensitive, Testosterone, Total and Free ( Accurate for all testosterone levels, uncapped), Prolactin, Lipids, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). FASTING IS REQUIRED.

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  24. Parathyroid Hormone PTH Blood Test
    $48.25

    The PTH test is used to help identify hyperparathyroidism, to find the cause of abnormal calcium levels, or to check the status of chronic kidney disease. PTH controls calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood.

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  25. Estrogens, Total
    Special Price $57.75 Regular Price $66.10

    Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone as well as a medication. It is responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. There are three major endogenous estrogens in women and men: estrone, estradiol, and estriol. This test does not specify each of these estrogens.

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  26. Testosterone (T+F), Hematocrit, Ultra Sensitive Estradiol and Prolactin Panel
    $178.50

    This discounted lab test panel for men includes total testosterone by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (the most accurate testosterone test), free testosterone, hematocrit, ultrasensitive estradiol test and prolactin hormone. 

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  27. ACTH Plasma
    $78.42

    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH, also known as adrenocorticotropin and corticotropin) is a hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and aldosterone. The ACTH plasma test quantifies the blood's level of ACTH. A patient's blood is drawn for the test and then sent to a lab for examination. The test findings enable the diagnosis of ailments such as Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, and adrenal tumors

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  28. Aldosterone, serum
    $116.83

    Aldosterone (ALD) is one of a group of connected hormones. They form the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system; this system is activated when there is a decrease in blood flow to your kidneys following a drop in blood volume or blood pressure

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  29. Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding Protein 3 (IGFBP-3)
    $54.41

    Approximately 95% of IGF-1 and IGF-II are bound to IGFBP-3, which makes this protein the major carrier of the insulin-like growth factors in circulation. The function of the binding protein is to extend the half-life of the growth factors in the circulation.

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  30. 17 Hydroxyprogesterone : HCG + TRT Efficacy Predictor
    $82.95

    To find out if sperm count is normalized in men using hCG plus TRT, several studies have found that 17OH-P blood level is correlated to intratesticular testosterone (ITT) required for the testicles to make sperm, so testing for this hormone could not only save time while optimizing HCG dose/frequency but also eliminate the need to perform testicular aspirations, a very difficult procedure to do. Sperm count does not stabilize until 6-8 weeks after starting hCG plus TRT, so knowing your 17OH-progesterone blood level can give you a quick way to determine if your hCG dose and frequency is adequate before your first follow-up semen analysis after 8 weeks.

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  31. Cortisol Blood Test
    $26.25

    Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is the most prominent glucocorticosteroid, and it is essential for the maintenance of several body functions. The most important physiological effects of cortisol are that it raises blood sugar levels (enhances gluconeogenesis, or breaks down glucose) and lowers inflammation and the immune system.

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  32. Growth Hormone Blood Test
    $64.82

    A single fasting growth hormone (GH) level is of limited value. The secretion of GH is episodic and pulsatile. GH has a half-life of 20 to 25 minutes. Testing for growth hormone deficiency or excess is best done as part of a dynamic test involving specific stimuli (see the online Endocrine Appendices: Growth Hormone Stimulation and Growth Hormone Suppression). Insulin-like growth factor-1 can also be useful in assessing growth hormone status.

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  33. Gynecomastia Blood Test Panel
    $482.37

    This panel includes hormones that have been implicated in gynecomastia by several studies. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast resulting from a growth of the glandular tissue of the breast. Since it causes anxiety, psychosocial discomfort and fear of breast cancer, early diagnostic evaluation is important, and patients usually seek medical attention. Causes include hormone imbalance and genetic predisposition.

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  34. Thyroxine-binding Globulin (TBG), Serum
    $118.42

    Thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) is a globulin that binds thyroid hormones in circulation. It is one of three transport proteins (along with transthyretin and serum albumin) responsible for carrying the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) in the bloodstream. Of these three proteins, TBG has the highest affinity for T4 and T3 but is present in the lowest concentration. Despite its low concentration, TBG carries the majority of T4 in the blood plasma.

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  35. Women's Elite Hormone and Wellness Panel
    $604.87

    This complete lab test panel for women includes tests and panels that show your status on immune function, electrolytes, liver and kidney function, cholesterol, testosterone, estradiol, DHEA, thyroid function, blood sugar control, inflammation, vitamin deficiencies, anemia/fatigue, progesterone, and LH & FSH hormones.

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  36. Erectile Dysfunction ED Test Panel
    $256.86

    ED Panel Includes Main Hormones Involved with Erectile Function: 

    • Prolactin
    • Total Testosterone (LC/MS)
    • Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration)
    • Estradiol, Ultra Sensitive
    • DHT
    • TSH
    • Free T3
    • Free T4
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  37. ESTRADIOL Ultra Sensitive (LC/MS) Blood Test

    As low as $35.69

    This ultrasensitive estradiol test is recommended for men. The commonly used estradiol test may overestimate estradiol in men. That test uses immunoassay technology that cannot differentiate C-Reactive Protein (involved in inflammation) from estradiol, so it reads the combination of the two as estradiol. This ultrasensitive estradiol test is based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), an assay technology that does not have that limitation. 

    Important note:  The blood sample is sent out to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano, Caifornia.  Overnight delivery and testing is performed on Sunday and Friday.  Reports are available within 5-7 business days from the time the specimen is collected.

     

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  38. Testosterone, Thyroid and Estradiol Panel
    $165.90

    Ordering these 5 hormone tests as a panel saves you over $20 when comparing it to buying tests separately.

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  39. Testosterone + LH + FSH Panel
    $121.03

    This panel includes: Total and Free Testosterone (LC/MS), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) at substantial savings that buying each test separately.

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  40. Post PCT Panel
    $190.53

    This PCT after cycle panel is designed to measure the health and recovery of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Axis (HPTA) after attempting to normalize it spontaneously or with the use of Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) . PCT is prescribed by some physicians for men who stop testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or other androgens. Fasting is required for CMP (glucose test).

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  41. Prolactin
    $38.71

     A prolactin blood test is used by doctors to evaluate sexual dysfunction or very low testosterone blood levels of unknown causes in both men and women.

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  42. DHEA-Sulfate
    $37.47

    The adrenal gland produces a hormone known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). It is also made in the brain. DHEA leads to the production of androgens and estrogens (male and female sex hormones). DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30. Lower DHEA levels are found in people with hormonal disorders, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, depression, diabetes, inflammation, immune disorders, and osteoporosis. Corticosteroids, birth control taken by mouth, and agents that treat psychiatric disorders may reduce DHEA levels.

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  43. DHT - Dihydrotestosterone
    $77.44

    This test measures the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the blood.  Low DHT has been associated with low libido and high DHT has been linked to acne, hair loss and benign prostatic inflammation in a minority of men.

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  44. Fasting Insulin
    $23.10

    The fasting insulin test is a blood test that measures the level of insulin in your blood after you have fasted (not eaten or drunk anything except water) for at least 8 hours. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. The fasting insulin test is often used to help diagnose conditions such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. It may also be ordered to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions. The test is usually done in the morning, after an overnight fast. The test results will be reported in units of insulin per liter of blood (U/L). It is important to note that the interpretation of a fasting insulin test may vary depending on the individual's medical history and other factors. A healthcare provider should be consulted to interpret the test results correctly.

     

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  45. Testosterone, Total and Free (NO Upper Limit) plus Hematocrit
    $89.33

    This is a very economical panel that includes: 1- Hematocrit: Portion of total blood volume made up of red blood cells. Testosterone replacement therapy can increase hematocrit. Hematocrit over 52 may increase blood thickness and cardiovascular risks. 2- Total (LC/MS- No upper Limit) and Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Analysis.

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  46. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin - SHBG
    $45.17

    SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) binds to testosterone and estradiol. High SHBG may decrease free testosterone and free estradiol.

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  47. LH + FSH
    $46.35

    FSH and LH are produced by the pituitary gland to control the production of sex hormones including testosterone and estrogen, and sperm and egg cells. They are both important in diagnosing primary or secondary hypogonadism, infertility, or potential pituitary adenomas.

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  48. Estrone
    $93.58

    Estrone (E1) is one of the three estrogens, which also include estriol and estradiol. Estrone is the least abundant of the three and is relevant to health and disease because it is considered the stronger acting estrogen.

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  49. Progesterone
    $35.23

     Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is also present in men in smaller concentrations. Progesterone is a steroid hormone that plays numerous roles within the human body. It is crucial to the production of sex hormones and corticosteroids, as well as playing a role as a neuro-steroid (brain function). 

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  50. Pregnenolone
    $104.95

    Pregnenolone is known as the mother hormone. All other steroids including testosterone and estrogen are derived from this important hormone. For this reason, optimal blood levels of pregnenolone are critical for a healthy hormone balance.  This test uses liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, the most accurate assay for hormones.

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  51. IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1)
    $68.13

    Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, also known as IGF-1, is used as a biomarker for blood levels of human growth hormone. It is a hormone produced by the liver and other tissues which affects growth-promoting activities and glucose metabolism. The blood level of IGF-1 appears to fluctuate over 24 hours and is found to be related to growth hormone secretion.

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The hormones in your body are responsible for keeping you alive, well, and healthy. They work automatically to make your organs release certain substances or make you feel in a certain way. More than 50 known hormones circulate through the human body every second.

Hormone blood tests look specifically at different types of hormones such as thyroid hormones, sex hormones, etc. Whenever you don't feel well or have abnormal symptoms, chances are that there is a hormonal imbalance in your body.

Keep reading to learn more about hormones and how hormone panel tests can help you. Discovering what hormone is causing you symptoms will help your doctor come up with hormone treatments to improve your health.

What Substances Are Checked by a Hormone Panel?

As mentioned earlier, there are more than 50 individual hormones in the human body. Hormone lab tests look at these substances separately or you can order a hormone test panel that looks at multiple hormones at the same time. Let's take a look at some of the most popular hormone panels on DiscountedLabs.com

Male Hormone Panels

These tests are specifically designed for male hormones. For example, you can find several tests for testosterone levels. Some of these tests are made for regular people who have testosterone levels under 1,500 ng/dL. A more advanced test is done for bodybuilders and this test can measure testosterone levels higher than 1,500 ng/dL.

Apart from testosterone, this category also includes gynecomastia tests. Gynecomastia (also known as "male boobs") can develop if the estrogen levels in a man are too high while testosterone is low. Other tests included here are cortisol tests and PCT tests. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is done by bodybuilders to restore their normal hormonal levels after taking androgens.

Hormone Blood Tests for Women

Many hormone lab tests are aimed at women and they help detect hormonal imbalances. For example, you can order estrogen and progesterone tests, a sensitive estradiol test, DHEA and SHBG tests, etc. You can get some of those tests separately or as a part of a "Wellness Panel for Women" complex of tests.

You might be happy to find out that large hormone panels also include thyroid and blood tests. These panels will look at your blood count, red blood cells, hematocrit, platelet levels, etc. They will also check the thyroid and other hormones including progesterone, estradiol, DHEA, testosterone, LH and FSH.

Comprehensive Hormone Panels for Men and Women

Some test panels have been specifically designed for those who want a complete snapshot of their hormonal health. These are called comprehensive panels or the ultimate hormone test panels. They are suitable for both men and women and help you find out everything you need to know about your body.

Here are some of the substances tested by such a complex panel:

  • Complete metabolic panel- it looks at the levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, glucose, and other substances
  • Complete Blood Count- it checks red blood cells, white blood cells, hematocrit, platelets, ferritin, and others
  • Thyroid panel - it looks at all thyroid hormones like TSG, free T3 and free T4 tests.
  • Sex hormones - testosterone, estrogen, and other sex hormones for men and women. Both free and total levels are measured
  • Inflammation markers - substances such as homocysteine, CRP, Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH test) let you know the level of inflammation in your body
  • Lipid panel - it looks at your LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides

As you can probably see, such a comprehensive panel leaves nothing to doubt when it comes to your health. It's suitable for men and women of all ages, regardless of whether you experience symptoms or not.

Individual Hormone Blood Tests

Some tests are tailored for specific substances or hormones such as DHEA-S, cortisol, or progesterone. They can tell you a lot about specific health issues and some of them might be required to confirm a diagnosis.

Some of the most popular individual hormone tests include estradiol test, prolactin, fasting insulin, DHT, LH + FSH to determine fertility issues, etc. You can order these tests separately, especially if you have certain symptoms.

What Are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances?

The human body is very complex and there might be a plethora of hormonal imbalances that cause symptoms. We will take a look at a few general symptoms that should prompt you to order a direct-to-consumer lab test. Here are a few signs of hormone problems:

  • Unexplained fatigue - if you feel constantly tired, even after a good night's sleep, chances are that your adrenal glands produce too much cortisol at night that may be keeping you awake or too little cortisol in the morning, so you don’t feel refreshed when you wake up. You might also have low testosterone and low thyroid function.
  • Reduced sex drive - this can also be caused by low testosterone levels in men and women.
  • Decreased muscle mass – as a result of low testosterone.
  • Breast tissue development - this could be a sign of gynecomastia. It happens when the body converts too much testosterone into estrogen in men with low testosterone.

Pick Your Hormone Panel Today!

As you can see, there are many tests that look at all kinds of hormones in your body. It's probably difficult to pick one but take a look at your symptoms. A testosterone test is recommended for men who feel fatigued and with a low sex drive.

If you're a woman and you experience vaginal dryness, low sex drive, and fatigue, a Wellness Panel test might be suitable for you. The results of the test will be mailed back to you in a few business days and you can ask your doctor to help you interpret them.

Most importantly, certain hormone lab tests might help you discover key problems before they get too severe. Men and women of all ages should try a hormone test at least once a year. Pick yours from the numerous tests above.