Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
SHBG concentrations are increased in pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, cirrhosis, oral estrogen administration and by certain drugs. Concentrations are decreased by testosterone, hypothyroidism, Cushings syndrome, acromegaly and obesity.
Prolactin levels may be ordered, along with other hormone levels such as growth hormone, when a doctor suspects that a more general hypopituitarism (low levels of pituitary function that result in lowered levels of thyroid or adrenal hormones) exist
Liver Function Tests
A liver function test looks at key hormone and protein levels in order to look at liver health and inflammation.
A Lipid profile gives a total cholesterol level, as well as quantities of LDL and HDL cholesterol (The good and the bad!). It will also give a triglyceride level and calculate the ratio betweren HDL and Total which is a...
Hormone Quick Check Male
An excellent way to take stock of male hormone status by looking at these four hormones in one mini profile.
This HIV test is over 99.5% accurate after 4 weeks from exposure. It tests for HIV 1, HIV 2, and the p24 Antigen.
The glycosylated hemoglobin concentration represents the average blood glucose level over the previous several weeks. Also known as HbA1c.
Serum glucose levels may be abnormally high (hyperglycemia) or abnormally low (hypoglycemia). Glucose measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolic disorders including diabetes mellitus & idiopathic hypoglycemia
FSH ( Follicular Stimulating Hormone ) can be useful when assesing fertility, vaginal bleeding, or when investigating pituitary conditions.
Folate, or Folic acid, is a B vitamin. It helps the body break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars to be used for energy. Also included as part of many profiles.
Fertility & Menopause Check
As a quick assessment of female fertility and menopausal status, the inclusions of FSH, Progesterone and Testosterone make this an excellent profile.