Compare - Women's Health Test (EW)

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Also known as: Cortisol AM

Cortisol, A.M.

A cortisol level is a blood test that measures the amount of cortisol, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. The test is done to check for increased or decreased cortisol production. Cortisol is a steroid hormone released from the adrenal gland in response to ACTH, a hormone from the pituitary gland in the brain. Cortisol affects many different body systems. It plays a role in: bone, circulatory system, immune system. metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. ervous system and stress responses.

Also known as: Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, DHEA SO4, DHEA Sulfate Immunoassay, DHEAS, Transdehydroandrosterone


DHEA-sulfate test measures the amount of DHEA-sulfate in the blood. DHEA-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women.


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: Progesterone Immunoassay


Serum progesterone is a test to measure the amount of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is a hormone produced mainly in the ovaries. In women, progesterone plays a vital role in pregnancy. After an egg is released by the ovaries (ovulation), progesterone helps make the uterus ready for implantation of a fertilized egg. It prepares the womb (uterus) for pregnancy and the breasts for milk production. Men produce some amount of progesterone, but it probably has no normal function except to help produce other steroid hormones.

Also known as: Free T3, FT3, T3 Free

T3, Free

This test measures the amount of triiodothyronine, or T3, in the blood.

Also known as: Free T4, FT4, T4 Free

T4, Free

The free T4 test is not affected by protein levels. Since free T4 is the active form of thyroxine, the free T4 test is may be a more accurate reflection of thyroid hormone function.

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: Anti-Thyroid Microsomal Antibody, Anti-TPO, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies TPO, TPO

Thyroid Peroxidase

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 Health Test (EW) panel contains 10 tests with 12 biomarkers.

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Brief Description: The Women's Health Lab Test is a comprehensive diagnostic panel consisting of multiple markers that assess various aspects of hormonal and metabolic health in women. This test is designed to provide a comprehensive picture of a woman's overall health, particularly related to reproductive and endocrine functions.

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: Specimen must be collected before 9 am.

Specific to Cortisol AM: Assay is not recommended when patient is receiving prednisone/prednisolone therapy due to cross reactivity with the antibody used in this assay

Specific 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 Health Lab Test May Be Ordered

Timing of the Test: The Women's Health Lab Test may be ordered at different stages of a woman's life, depending on her health concerns and clinical indications. It is commonly performed during various life events and medical scenarios, including:

  1. Routine Health Checkup: Healthcare providers may recommend this test as part of a routine health checkup to assess overall health and screen for potential hormonal imbalances or health risks.

  2. Preconception Planning: Women who are planning to conceive may undergo this test to assess their reproductive health and hormone levels before attempting pregnancy.

  3. Fertility Assessment: Couples experiencing difficulty conceiving may opt for this test to evaluate female fertility, including markers like estradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH).

  4. Menopause Evaluation: The test helps determine the onset of menopause and assess hormone levels during this transitional period.

  5. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Monitoring: Women on HRT, especially during menopause, may have this test ordered periodically to ensure that hormone levels are within the desired range and to monitor treatment effectiveness.

  6. Evaluation of Menstrual Irregularities: For women with irregular menstrual cycles or hormonal imbalances leading to abnormal bleeding, the test helps identify potential causes.

  7. Symptom Assessment: Healthcare providers may recommend the Women's Health Lab Test for women experiencing symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, such as mood changes, hot flashes, or weight gain.

What the Women's Health Lab Test Checks For

The Women's Health Lab Test checks for a wide range of hormonal and metabolic markers, including:

  • Cortisol AM: This marker measures morning cortisol levels, which can provide insights into adrenal gland function and stress response.

  • DHEA Sulfate: DHEA sulfate is a precursor to sex hormones, and its measurement can help assess adrenal gland health and hormone balance.

  • Estradiol: Estradiol is a form of estrogen, and its levels are crucial for evaluating reproductive health, menstrual cycle regulation, and menopausal status.

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH plays a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle and is commonly used to assess ovarian function and menopausal status.

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH): LH works in conjunction with FSH to regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation. Abnormal LH levels can indicate hormonal imbalances.

  • Progesterone: Progesterone is important for maintaining pregnancy and regulating the menstrual cycle. Its measurement is often used in fertility assessment.

  • T3 Free: Free triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone that influences metabolism. Its assessment can help diagnose thyroid disorders.

  • T4 Free: Free thyroxine (T4) is another thyroid hormone that plays a role in metabolism and is essential for thyroid function evaluation.

  • Testosterone Total: Total testosterone levels are assessed to evaluate hormonal balance and reproductive health.

  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies: These antibodies are associated with autoimmune thyroid disorders like Hashimoto's disease.

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): TSH is a marker for thyroid function and is commonly measured to assess thyroid health.

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

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

  1. Assess Hormone Levels: The test helps providers evaluate hormone levels critical for reproductive health, thyroid function, and overall well-being.

  2. Determine Fertility Status: FSH and LH levels can provide insights into ovarian function, fertility potential, and menopausal status.

  3. Monitor HRT: For women on hormone replacement therapy, the test ensures that hormone levels are within therapeutic ranges and helps adjust treatment as needed.

  4. Identify Hormonal Imbalances: Abnormal hormone levels can help diagnose hormonal disorders, irregular menstrual cycles, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  5. Evaluate Thyroid Health: Thyroid markers (TSH, T3, T4, and thyroid antibodies) aid in diagnosing thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

  6. Diagnose Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases: Thyroid antibodies can identify autoimmune thyroid conditions like Hashimoto's disease.

  7. Guide Treatment: The results inform treatment decisions, including hormone therapy, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests based on specific health concerns.

In summary, the Women's Health Lab Test is a comprehensive panel used to assess various aspects of women's health, from reproductive hormones to thyroid function. It aids in diagnosing hormonal imbalances, guiding fertility assessment, and ensuring the effectiveness of hormone replacement

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

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