What is a female hormone panel?
A female hormone panel is a series of tests that measure the levels of hormones in a woman's blood. The test can diagnose hormone imbalances, such as those that occur during menopause or pregnancy. It can also be used to assess the overall health of a female.
The female reproductive system makes female sex hormones that are active during the reproductive cycle. During menopause, the female reproductive system gradually stops producing female sex hormones, resulting in irregular menstrual cycles and eventually no menstrual cycles. Therefore, expected levels of hormones for women will vary through their menstrual cycle and life stages.
What is tested in a female hormone panel?
Hormones included in a comprehensive hormone panel for females are:
Additionally, a complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) are performed on a female hormone panel. The information gathered from all these results can be used to understand your overall hormonal health better.
What will a female comprehensive hormone panel tell me?
A female comprehensive hormone panel can determine if your sex hormones are at optimal levels to promote proper functioning of the female reproductive system. It can also tell you if you are suffering from hormone imbalances and can help address symptoms like:
This information will be useful to you and your doctor to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy or any other form of treatment.
What is involved in getting a female hormone panel done?
Getting a female hormone panel done involves taking a blood sample. The blood is then sent to a lab, where it will be analyzed to determine your hormone levels. The blood samples may also be tested for complete blood count (CBC) and a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP).
Do I need to visit a doctor?
No doctor visit needed.
How do I get my results?
You get your results via email as soon as they are available.
Does my lab prescription expire?
Your lab prescription never expires.*
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test?Speak with our Wellness Team: (877) 283-7882
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