Women Hormone Panel
Keeping a balance is important.
The Women’s Hormone Panel is a series of tests designed to assess the hormone levels in women, which can be useful in determining whether or not a patient is beginning menopause, or in cases of infertility, what deficiencies might exist that could point to a medical cause.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
A TSH test is done to find out if your thyroid gland is working the way it should. It can tell you if it’s overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism).
Thyroid- T3 Free
A free total triiodothyronine (free T3 or total T3) test is used to assess thyroid function. It is ordered primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism.
Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone (possible androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms suggestive of excess male hormones (androgens).
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
The level of C-reactive protein (CRP), which can be measured in your blood, increases when there’s inflammation in your body.
Thyroid- T3 Total
A total triiodothyronine (free T3 or total T3) test is used to assess thyroid function. It is ordered primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid- T4 Total
Measurement of total T4 gives a reliable reflection of clinical thyroid status in the absence of protein-binding abnormalities and non-thyroidal illness.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
This test evaluates fertility issues or the health of your reproductive organs (ovaries or testicles); for women, to determine whether you have ovulated (released an egg from the ovary) to evaluate pituitary function.
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
This test evaluates fertility issues, the health of your reproductive organs (ovaries or testicles), or pituitary function.
Thyroid- T3 Uptake
An uptake total triiodothyronine (free T3 or total T3) test is used to assess thyroid function. It is ordered primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism.
A folate test measures the amount of folate in the blood. Folate is one of many B vitamins. The body needs folate for normal growth and to make red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets.
This test aids in detecting an abnormal level or hormone imbalance as a cause of your signs and symptoms; to monitor treatment for infertility or symptoms of menopause; sometimes to test for fetal-placental status during early stages of pregnancy.
One in eight women will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime.1
Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
Recurring hot flashes & night sweats could be a symptom of a hormone imbalance, such as a drop in estrogen levels.2
Hormonal changes in the brain that control your thyroid can also lead to fatigue.2
About one-third of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Among postmenopausal women, as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots.3