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Hormone Clinic Profile, Women

The Hormone Clinic Profile for Women is a screening test that assesses the hormone levels in a woman's body to identify any imbalances.


Test Code: 787

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Methodology:

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Specimen Type: Blood

Preparation:

No fasting is required. Patients should stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results:

3-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.


Details:

Please note: Any result for the Testosterone Free (Direct) and Total Testosterone Test in excess of 1500 will be reported as >1500


Test Code: 2266

CPT Code: See Individual Tests

Also Known As:

Methodology:

See Individual Tests

Specimen Type: Blood

Preparation:

No fasting is required. Patients should stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results:

3-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

Description

What is the purpose of this test?

The Hormone Clinic Profile for Women is a diagnostic test that helps to evaluate the levels of various hormones in a woman's body. It can provide valuable information about hormone imbalances, which can affect women's health in various ways. The test is particularly useful for women who are experiencing symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, and other issues that may be related to hormone imbalances. By identifying the specific hormones that are out of balance, doctors can develop personalized treatment plans to help restore hormonal balance and improve a woman's overall health and well-being.

 

The Hormone Clinic Profile for Women includes:

DHEAS - DHEAS stands for Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate. It is a hormone that is produced by our adrenal glands. DHEAS is a building block for both male and female sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen. It is also involved in the production of cortisol, which helps our body deal with stress. DHEAS levels tend to decline with age, and low levels may be associated with certain health conditions.

Testosterone Total & Free - Testosterone is a hormone that affects male characteristics and reproductive functions. Both men and women produce it, with free and total testosterone being the two forms that are measured to diagnose hormonal imbalances. Free testosterone is the active form, while total testosterone includes both bound and unbound testosterone.

 TSH - TSH stands for Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone. It is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that controls the production of thyroid hormones in the body. When the levels of thyroid hormones in the body are low, the pituitary gland releases more TSH to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormones. On the other hand, when the levels of thyroid hormones are high, the pituitary gland releases less TSH to slow down the production of thyroid hormones.

Free T4 - Free T4 is a blood test that measures the amount of a hormone called thyroxine in your bloodstream. Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland and helps regulate your metabolism. The "free" in Free T4 refers to the fact that the thyroxine is not bound to proteins in your blood, which means it is more readily available for your body to use. Low levels of Free T4 can indicate an underactive thyroid gland, while high levels can indicate an overactive thyroid gland.

Free T3 - Free T3 is a hormone that is produced by the thyroid gland in the body. It is one of the two primary hormones that regulate metabolism and energy levels in the body. Free T3 is the active form of the hormone, and it is the one that is responsible for most of the metabolic activity in the body. It is important to maintain proper levels of Free T3 in the body to avoid various health issues.

Estradiol - Estradiol is a type of hormone that is mainly produced in the ovaries in women and testes in men. It plays an important role in the development and maintenance of female reproductive organs and secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts and pubic hair. In addition, it helps regulate the menstrual cycle and is important for bone health.

 IGF-1 - IGF-1 stands for Insulin-like Growth Factor 1. It's a hormone that's naturally produced by the body and plays a role in cell growth and development. It's particularly important during childhood and adolescence for promoting growth and building bone and muscle mass. In adults, IGF-1 helps to maintain muscle and bone mass and may also play a role in regulating metabolism and preventing age-related diseases.

Progesterone - Progesterone is a hormone that is naturally produced in the human body. It is mainly known for its role in regulating the menstrual cycle and preparing the uterus for pregnancy. In pregnant women, progesterone continues to be produced to support the growth and development of the fetus.

 

Benefits of the Hormone Clinic Profile for Women:

  1. Comprehensive Hormonal Assessment: The profile includes tests for multiple hormones involved in reproductive health, adrenal function, thyroid function, and overall hormonal balance. This thorough assessment provides valuable insights into hormone levels and potential imbalances.
  2. Identification of Hormonal Imbalances: By measuring levels of hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEAS, and thyroid hormones (TSH, fT3, fT4), the profile can help identify imbalances that may be contributing to symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, fatigue, weight changes, and libido issues.
  3. Personalized Treatment Planning: The results of the Hormone Clinic Profile can guide healthcare providers in developing personalized treatment plans tailored to address specific hormone imbalances. Treatment options may include hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, stress management techniques, and supplementation.
  4. Optimization of Reproductive Health: For women experiencing fertility issues or menstrual irregularities, the Hormone Clinic Profile can provide valuable information about hormonal factors that may be affecting reproductive health. Addressing hormone imbalances can help regulate menstrual cycles, improve fertility, and support overall reproductive wellness.
  5. Management of Menopausal Symptoms: For women approaching or experiencing menopause, the profile can help assess hormone levels and guide interventions to manage symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy or other treatments can be tailored based on individual hormone levels and symptoms.
  6. Monitoring of Hormone Therapy: For women undergoing hormone replacement therapy or other hormone treatments, regular testing with the Hormone Clinic Profile allows for monitoring of hormone levels over time. This helps ensure that hormone therapy is optimized to achieve desired outcomes while minimizing risks.
  7. Prevention of Hormone-Related Health Conditions: By identifying and addressing hormone imbalances early on, the Hormone Clinic Profile may help prevent or reduce the risk of developing hormone-related health conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

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