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SEX HORMONE PANEL

  • Oestrogen

  • Progesterone

  • FSH

  • LH

  • Prolactin

  • Testosterone

  • DHEAS

  • Androstenedione

  • Omega index

TESTING STRATEGY

In women, Oestrogen and Progesterone levels test ovarian function. Add-on testing could also include AMH, a test for ovarian reserve. See Add-On testing. Prolactin, FSH and LH are produced in the pituitary. Prolactin is primarily responsible for breast milk development. FSH and LH are fertility-related hormones. Testing testosterone and DHEAS is to help diagnose the cause of erectile dysfunction or the inability of your partner to get pregnant (infertility); in females, to help diagnose the cause of masculine physical features (virilization), infertility, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); in children, to help determine the cause of genitals that are not clearly male or female (ambiguous genitalia) or delayed or early puberty. Omega index is included as DHA levels are important for fertility.

TREATMENTS

There are main treatments used to balance sex related hormones. Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment in post-menopausal women and older men. There are a number of nutritional treatments to aid in this regard as well

MONITORING

In women, several samples may be need during the course of the menstrual cycle. Post treatment follow-up is determined by the treatment.

ADDITIONAL TESTING

  1. AMH

  2. Cortisol