Women's Hormone Panel
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, Free T4
This hormone panel for women contains all basic hormones (except for LH and FSH, which you can add to your cart separately):
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland. 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.
Estradiol Test (CLIA assay)
Estradiol is the predominant sex hormone present in females and is also found at lower levels in men. It represents the major estrogen in humans. Estradiol not only impacts reproductive and sexual functioning, but also affects other systems including bone health, heart health, nerves and metabolism. Estradiol, also known as E2, is the most active of all three estrogens commonly measured in a clinical setting. For women, it is important to compare the relationship between estradiol and progesterone in evaluating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disorders, and aging skin. In men, high levels of estradiol are associated with abdominal fat, enlargement of the prostate and cardiovascular risk. In both men and women, low levels of estradiol are associated with osteoporosis.
Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is also present in men in smaller concentrations. This test is performed using the immunoassay technology. Progesterone is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not yet reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of progesterone in the body. This hormone is also used to prevent overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are receiving estrogen hormone replacement therapy. Progesterone replacement may also be used for other purposes.
Total Testosterone, LC/MS
Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Ultrafiltration
This panel includes total testosterone measured by the most accurate method for women (liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry), free testosterone percent by equilibrium ultrafiltration, and free testosterone calculated from percent free T.
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.
Free T3 Test
T3 or triiodothyronine is the active form of the thyroid hormone. T3 acts as a metabolic throttle for fueling all of the daily cellular functions. Free T3 is the unbound portion of T3 that is biologically active.
Free T4 Test
The thyroid gland produces and secretes T4, otherwise known as thyroxine. Proteins bind to T4 and carry it throughout the bloodstream. Once in the tissues, T4 is released from the proteins and is now free to convert into the more active form called T3. For this reason, many doctors believe that measuring free T4 is a more sensitive test for thyroid hormone production.
Pre-menopausal women can add LH + FSH here
Note: If you are taking biotin, please stop it 72 hours before the blood draw since it may interfere with hormone blood tests.
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1- Go to the "Find a Location" page to find the closest Quest location.
2- Go to "Choose a Test" and add your selection (s) in the shopping cart.
3- If you have a discount coupon code, add it to your cart.
4- Pay using a credit card.
5- You will receive an order confirmation email followed by an email containing an attached lab request form (PDF file- You need PDF Reader)
6- Print lab request form attached to the lab request form email (PDF file).
7- Take that form to the closest lab with a picture ID. Get your blood drawn. No lab fee is required.
8- Your results will available by email within 5-7 business days (depending on the test and not including weekends or holidays).
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