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The Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel contains 5 tests with 9 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Hormone Health, Women - Basic Panel is meticulously curated to address the unique hormonal landscape of women, focusing on the pivotal hormones that significantly influence a woman’s reproductive health, metabolic function, and overall well-being. This fundamental diagnostic ensemble is essential for delving into the intricate interplay of hormones that regulate critical physiological processes, from menstrual cycles and fertility to stress responses and thyroid functionality.

This panel contains Estradiol #4021 which 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.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: Test is not recommended when patient is receiving prednisone/prednisolone therapy due to cross reactivity with the antibody used in this assay Specimen must be collected before 9 am.

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."

When and Why the Hormone Health, Women - Basic Panel May Be Ordered

Healthcare providers may order the Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel for a variety of reasons, including investigating menstrual irregularities, evaluating fertility issues, diagnosing thyroid disorders, and assessing symptoms related to hormone imbalances such as fatigue, mood changes, or unexplained weight fluctuations. This panel is particularly valuable for women experiencing symptoms that may be attributed to hormonal imbalances or for those seeking a baseline assessment of their hormonal health.

What the Hormone Health, Women - Basic Panel Checks For

  • Cortisol AM: Measures morning cortisol levels, providing insight into the body's stress response and adrenal function.
  • DHEA Sulfate: Evaluates levels of DHEA Sulfate, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that serves as a precursor for sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone.
  • Estradiol: Assesses the primary form of estrogen in women, crucial for regulating the menstrual cycle and reproductive system.
  • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone): Measures FSH levels, important for managing reproductive processes and evaluating ovarian reserve.
  • Luteinizing Hormone: LH levels are key in regulating the menstrual cycle and ovulation.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: TSH is critical for assessing thyroid gland function, influencing metabolism, energy levels, and overall endocrine health.

Explore More with Advanced Panels

While the Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel offers foundational insights, expanding your assessment through more comprehensive panels can provide a deeper understanding of your hormonal health. The Hormone Health, Women - Basic Plus, Hormone Health, Women - Advanced, and Hormone Health, Women - Comprehensive panels include additional tests that can unveil more intricate details about your endocrine function and hormonal balance.

  • The Hormone Health, Women - Basic Plus panel adds thyroid-related tests and Insulin Like Growth Factor-1, broadening the thyroid and growth hormone evaluation.
  • The Hormone Health, Women - Advanced panel further includes Insulin and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, along with a detailed analysis of testosterone levels, offering insights into insulin sensitivity and androgen status.
  • The Hormone Health, Women - Comprehensive panel is the most extensive, adding tests for additional hormones such as Progesterone, Prolactin, and various forms of estrogen, alongside markers for growth hormone activity and metabolic health, providing a holistic view of your hormone health.

Conditions and Diseases Detected by the Hormone Health, Women - Basic Panel

The Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel can help detect and diagnose a range of conditions, including:

  • Thyroid disorders: Imbalances in TSH levels can indicate hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, affecting metabolism and energy levels.
  • Menstrual irregularities and fertility issues: Abnormal levels of FSH, LH, and estradiol can contribute to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), amenorrhea, and challenges with fertility.
  • Adrenal dysfunction: Cortisol and DHEA Sulfate levels provide insights into adrenal health, with implications for stress response and hormonal balance.

Utilizing the Hormone Health, Women - Basic Panel in Treatment and Monitoring

Healthcare professionals use the results from the Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel to guide treatment decisions and monitor the effectiveness of interventions. For thyroid disorders, treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement or medications to manage thyroid hormone production. In cases of menstrual irregularities or fertility concerns, hormone therapy or lifestyle modifications might be recommended. For adrenal dysfunction, stress management, lifestyle changes, and, in some cases, medication may be necessary.

The Hormone Health, Women - Basic panel serves as a critical tool for assessing key aspects of hormonal health in women. By providing essential data on hormonal balance and endocrine function, this panel assists healthcare providers in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring conditions related to hormonal imbalances, ensuring a targeted approach to restoring health and well-being.

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

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

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: 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.



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.


*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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