STTM Women's Hormone Assessment, Comprehensive
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Tests Included:

Testosterone Total & Free: Evaluate hirsutism and masculinization in women; evaluate testicular function in clinical states where the testosterone binding proteins may be altered (obesity, cirrhosis, thyroid disorders)

Estradiol: Estradiol is a form of estrogen, necessary for many processes in the body. Estradiol is a female sex hormone that is involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system

DHEA,s: A precursor for the sex steroids including estrogen and testosterone. Also plays an important role in immune function and stress response.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) And Luteinizing:
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) are produced by the brain in order to control the production and release of sex hormones including testosterone and estrogen. FSH and LH regulate the development, growth and reproductive processes of the body.

Progesterone: Blood levels are used in infertility evaluations to confirm the presence of ovulation and to monitor the effectiveness of medication-induced ovulation. Interpretation of a single progesterone level must take into account the phase of menstrual cycle or the duration of pregnancy.

Free T3: This test is used to evaluate thyroid function. It is primarily used to diagnose hyperthyroidism. It is also used to assess abnormal binding protein disorders and to monitor thyroid replacement and suppressive therapy .

Free T4: This test is used to evaluate thyroid function in individuals who may have protein abnormalities that could affect total T4 levels. It is used to evaluate thyroid function and monitor replacement and suppressive therapy.

TSH: The best way to initially test thyroid function is to measure the TSH level in a blood sample. A high TSH level indicates that the thyroid gland is failing because of a problem that is directly affecting the thyroid (primary hypothyroidism). The opposite situation, in which the TSH level is low, usually indicates that the person has an overactive thyroid that is producing too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Occasionally, a low TSH may result from an abnormality in the pituitary gland, which prevents it from making enough TSH to stimulate the thyroid (secondary hypothyroidism). In most healthy individuals, a normal TSH value means that the thyroid is functioning normally.