Compare - Women's Fertility Test (EW)

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Estradiol (estradiol-17 beta, E2) is part of an estrogen that is a group of steroids that regulate the menstrual cycle and function as the main female sex hormones. Estrogens are responsible for the development of female sex organs and secondary sex characteristics and are tied to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. They are considered the main sex hormones in women and are present in small quantities in men. Estradiol (E2) is the predominant form of estrogen and is produced primarily in the ovaries with additional amounts produced by the adrenal glands in women and in the testes and adrenal glands in men. Estradiol levels are used in evaluating ovarian function. Estradiol levels are increased in cases of early (precocious) puberty in girls and gynecomastia in men. Its main use has been in the differential diagnosis of amenorrhea – for example, to determine whether the cause is menopause, pregnancy, or a medical problem. In assisted reproductive technology (ART), serial measurements are used to monitor follicle development in the ovary in the days prior to in vitro fertilization. Estradiol is also sometimes used to monitor menopausal hormone replacement therapy.

Also known as: Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone



Also known as: Testosterone, Testosterone Total LCMSMS, Testosterone, Total


A testosterone test measures the amount of the male hormone, testosterone, in the blood. Both men and women produce this hormone. In males, the testicles produce most of the testosterone in the body. Levels are most often checked to evaluate signs of low testosterone: In boys -- early or late puberty and in men -- impotence, low level of sexual interest, infertility, thinning of the bones In females, the ovaries produce most of the testosterone and levels are most often checked to evaluate signs of higher testosterone levels, such as: decreased breast size, excess hair growth, increased size of the clitoris. irregular or absent menstrual periods and male-pattern baldness or hair thinning.

Also known as: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyrotropin


A TSH test is a lab test that measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland. It tells the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood.


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The Compare - Women's Fertility Test (EW) panel contains 4 tests with 6 biomarkers.

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Brief Description: The Women's Fertility Lab Test is a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation that includes multiple markers related to reproductive hormones and thyroid function. This test is specifically designed to assess and monitor aspects of female fertility and hormonal balance.

This test is not intended for patients under the age of 18 years old. For patients under 18 years old, order Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS #30289. If Estradiol #4021 is ordered for a patient under 18, the lab will automatically change the code to and charge for Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS #30289 at an additional charge of $34.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: Specifc to TSH: Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For patients on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks.

According to the assay manufacturer Siemens: "Samples containing fluorescein can produce falsely depressed values when tested with the Advia Centaur TSH3 Ultra assay."

Note: For any patients for whom low estradiol levels are anticipated (e.g. males, pre-pubertal children and hypogonadal/post-menopausal females), the Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS #30289 assay is recommended.

When and Why the Women's Fertility Lab Test May Be Ordered

Timing of the Test: The Women's Fertility Lab Test may be ordered at various stages of a woman's reproductive journey, depending on the specific clinical indications.

Reasons for Ordering the Test:

  1. Fertility Assessment: This test is commonly ordered when a woman is experiencing difficulty getting pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. It helps evaluate her hormonal status, which can impact fertility.

  2. Menstrual Irregularities: When a woman has irregular menstrual cycles, absent periods (amenorrhea), heavy or prolonged bleeding (menorrhagia), or absent ovulation (anovulation), healthcare providers may order this test to identify hormonal imbalances as potential causes.

  3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): PCOS is a common condition characterized by hormonal imbalances, often leading to irregular menstrual cycles and fertility issues. This test can aid in diagnosing and managing PCOS.

  4. Monitoring Ovulation: Women undergoing fertility treatments or those seeking to optimize their chances of conception may have their estradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels monitored to track ovulation.

  5. Thyroid Function Assessment: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is included in this panel to assess thyroid function, as thyroid disorders can affect fertility and menstrual regularity.

What the Women's Fertility Lab Test Checks For

The Women's Fertility Lab Test checks for various hormonal markers that play a crucial role in female reproductive health:

Estradiol: Estradiol is a form of estrogen produced by the ovaries. It helps regulate the menstrual cycle and is involved in follicle development and egg maturation.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH is responsible for stimulating the growth of ovarian follicles, which contain the developing eggs. Elevated FSH levels can indicate decreased ovarian reserve.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH): LH plays a key role in triggering ovulation. A surge in LH levels leads to the release of a mature egg from the ovary.

Testosterone Total: Testosterone is typically thought of as a male hormone, but women also produce it in smaller amounts. Elevated testosterone levels in women can affect fertility and are associated with conditions like PCOS.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and regulates thyroid function. Thyroid disorders can disrupt menstrual cycles and fertility, so TSH levels are assessed as part of fertility evaluation.

How Health Care Providers Use the Results of the Women's Fertility Lab Test

Healthcare providers use the results of the Women's Fertility Lab Test to:

  1. Diagnose Hormonal Imbalances: Abnormal hormone levels can indicate underlying issues affecting fertility or menstrual regularity, such as PCOS or thyroid disorders.

  2. Fertility Treatment Planning: For women undergoing fertility treatments, the test results guide treatment protocols and help healthcare providers monitor the response to interventions.

  3. Identify Ovulation Timing: Monitoring estradiol and LH levels can help pinpoint the optimal time for intercourse or assisted reproductive techniques when attempting to conceive.

  4. Assess Ovarian Reserve: Elevated FSH levels can suggest diminished ovarian reserve, which can impact fertility potential and inform treatment decisions.

  5. Manage Reproductive Health: For women with menstrual irregularities, these results aid in identifying the root causes and guiding treatment strategies to improve reproductive health.

In conclusion, the Women's Fertility Lab Test is a valuable tool for assessing and addressing fertility issues, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual irregularities in women, ultimately helping them on their journey to achieving a healthy pregnancy. It allows healthcare providers to tailor interventions and treatment plans to individual needs, increasing the likelihood of successful conception and a healthy pregnancy.

We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.

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