Estradiol - Estradiol is the main estrogen in women and is produced by the ovaries. It is one of the main sex hormones responsible for ovulation. After menopause, levels of estradiol decline significantly. Estradiol is also responsible for the health and normal function of other sexual organs, such as the breast, vagina, and uterus.
Luteinizing Hormone - LH is the hormone that is responsible for ovulation. A normal LH level in the second half of the menstrual cycle is reassuring that there are no major hormonal imbalances interfering with normal ovary function.
DHEA - DHEAS is an adrogen hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands and the ovaries. It is involved in the production of other hormones in the body, such as testosterone and estrogen.
Cortisol - Cortisol is made in our adrenal glands and is released in our bodies naturally each day. Cortisol affects energy levels by regulating the release of glucose as a main source of our body's fuel that helps keep us going during the day. Cortisol is also the body's main stress hormone. Your sample is collected four times throughout the day, and your results will reflect your levels during those times.
Free T3 - Free T3 is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Levels of this fluctuate when individuals have an over or under active thyroid gland.
TPO - Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies are antibodies that can bind to thyroid enzymes suppressing thyroid function. They are elevated in a condition called Hashimoto's, which is the most common type of Hypothyroidism in the USA.
Progesterone - Progesterone helps to maintain the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, and helps maintain a pregnancy. When a woman enters menopause and stops ovulating, progesterone production significantly drops.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone - FSH is the hormone responsible for the growth and maturation of follicles, which are the source of estrogen and progesterone which every woman needs to have a normal menstrual cycle. A normal FSH level indicates that a woman has a suspected normal number of eggs for her age.
Testosterone -Testosterone is produced by the adrenal cortex and the ovaries. Testosterone that is bound to proteins in the blood is called Total Testosterone. Certain medication, like birth control, can increase those proteins in the blood and bind more testosterone leaving less Free Testosterone, or unbound hormone, floating freely in the blood.
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, TSH, is the hormone responsible for controlling hormone production by the thyroid gland. TSH is considered the most sensitive marker for screening for thyroid diseases and conditions.
Free T4 - Free T4 is the predominant hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Levels of this fluctuates when individuals have an over or under active thyroid gland.