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Female Hormone A Panel Description

The below following is the description for Female Hormone A Panel panel:

Estradiol (E2)

Estradiol (E2) is a sex hormone, primarily found in females but also present in males, crucial for reproductive health. A blood test measuring Estradiol levels helps assess fertility, menstrual cycles, and hormonal balance in both genders.

DHEA-Sulfate

DHEA-Sulfate (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. It is a precursor to various sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. DHEA-Sulfate levels can be measured through a blood test to assess adrenal function and to investigate conditions related to hormonal balance. The test is often used in the evaluation of certain endocrine disorders and to understand the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances.

Cortisol

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, regulating stress response, metabolism, immune function, and blood pressure. A blood test measures cortisol levels, helping diagnose adrenal disorders and stress-related conditions.

Progesterone

Progesterone is a female sex hormone vital for the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and reproductive health. A blood test measures progesterone levels, assisting in assessing fertility, menstrual irregularities, and pregnancy-related conditions.

Testosterone Free and Total (SHBG)

The SHBG test measures the levels of total and free testosterone in the blood, considering sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). Total testosterone includes both bound and unbound forms, while free testosterone represents the unbound, active hormone available for use by the body. This test helps assess testosterone levels and understand how much is readily available for physiological functions.

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