Hormone Supplement Efficacy Panel
- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
Efficacy in medicine, is the ability of an intervention or drug to reproduce a desired effect in expert hands and under ideal circumstances. This panel is to determine the influence certain compounds and plant extracts may have on specific hormone levels.
This testosterone test will also provide Total Testosterone results when the value is >1500 but <10,000.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.Includes: Cortisol, Total
Dihydrotestosterone, (DHT) LC/MS/MS
Sex Hormone binding Globulin, (SHBG)
Testosterone, Free and Total, LC/MS/MS
(This testosterone test will also provide Total Testosterone results when the value is >1500 but <10,000.)
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroxine (T4) Total
Tri-iodothyronine (T3) Total
Overnight fasting is preferred. Fasting is defined as no consumption of food or beverage other than water for at least 8 - 10 hours before testing. If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results. Assay not recommended when patient is on prednisone/prednisolone therapy due to cross reactivity with the antibody used in this assay (Cortisol, Total).
Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
Categories: Hormones and Metabolism