Progesterone is used in various cases that evaluate health and wellness. The levels in the blood help determine the cause of infertility, track ovulation, help diagnose an ectopic or failing pregnancy and monitor the health of a pregnancy.
For a more accurate Testosterone assessment free testosterone will often be included as it is possible to have a normal total testosterone level without it being free in the bloodstream and available to the body.
Female Hormone Profile
This test is a standard profile that helps to monitor levels of FSH, LH, Oestradiol and Prolactin and enables decision making regarding menopause, fertility and the menstrual cycle.
If you are experiencing changes in energy, mood and sex drive as you age, it could be down to low testosterone levels. This tests for levels and returns a quantifiable result. Ideally taken at 9am.
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
Iron Status Profile
This blood test provides four measurements of iron storage - if there is anything out of range then our doctors can look at how the levels compare and suggest a course of action.
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.