Hormone Reset - Female Hormone

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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: Testosterone Total And Free And Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Free Testosterone

In many cases, measurement of total testosterone provides the doctor with adequate information. However, in certain cases, for example when the level of SHBG is abnormal, a test for free or bioavailable testosterone may be performed as it may more accurately reflect the presence of a medical condition.

Sex Hormone Binding

The sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) test measures the concentration of SHBG in the blood. SHBG is a protein that is produced by the liver and binds tightly to testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol (an estrogen). In this bound state, it transports them in the blood as an inactive form. The amount of SHBG in circulation is affected by age and sex, by decreased or increased testosterone or estrogen production and can be affected by certain diseases and conditions such as liver disease, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, and obesity. Changes in SHBG levels can affect the amount of testosterone that is available to be used by the body's tissues. A total testosterone test does not distinguish between bound and unbound testosterone but determines the overall quantity of testosterone. If a person's SHBG level is not normal, then the total testosterone may not be an accurate representation of the amount of testosterone that is available to the person's tissues.


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.
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The Hormone Reset - Female Hormone panel contains 5 tests with 8 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel is an advanced diagnostic tool designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of a woman's hormonal balance. This panel evaluates a spectrum of hormones critical for regulating various physiological processes, including reproductive function, metabolism, and mood. Understanding these hormone levels is essential for identifying potential imbalances that can affect overall health and well-being.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

When and Why the Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel May Be Ordered

This panel is often ordered for women experiencing symptoms that suggest hormonal imbalances such as irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, symptoms of menopause, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, or mood swings. It is also crucial for those undergoing hormone replacement therapy to ensure appropriate hormone levels are maintained. This panel helps guide treatment strategies, monitor therapy effectiveness, and support decisions related to reproductive health.

What the Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel Checks For

This comprehensive panel assesses several key hormones:

  • DHEA Sulfate: DHEA sulfate is a hormone involved in the production of other hormones, including estrogens and androgens. It is a marker of adrenal gland function and can indicate adrenal health or dysfunction.

  • Estradiol: As the primary estrogen hormone, estradiol is crucial for reproductive and sexual function as well as bone health. Abnormal levels can indicate various reproductive issues or hormonal imbalances.

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH is integral to the regulation of the menstrual cycle and stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries. It is often measured to assess fertility, menstrual problems, or pituitary function.

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH): LH works closely with FSH in controlling the menstrual cycle. It triggers ovulation and maintains progesterone production in the second half of the cycle.

  • Progesterone: This hormone is produced in the ovaries following ovulation and is crucial for maintaining the lining of the uterus, making it important for pregnancy and menstrual cycle regulation.

  • Testosterone Free and Total: Although typically considered a male hormone, testosterone levels in women affect sex drive, bone density, and muscle strength. Imbalances can be associated with several health issues.

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): SHBG controls the amount of testosterone and estrogen that is available to the body’s tissues. An imbalance can impact hormonal activity and metabolic functions.

Conditions and Diseases Detected by the Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel

This panel is pivotal in detecting and managing conditions such as:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Characterized by excess androgen levels, irregular menstrual cycles, and cysts in the ovaries. The hormone tests can help diagnose PCOS and guide treatment.

  • Menopause and Perimenopause: Fluctuations in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones can signal the onset of menopause. Accurate hormone levels are essential for managing symptoms and health risks associated with menopause.

  • Thyroid Disorders: Although not directly measured, hormonal imbalances suggested by abnormal SHBG, testosterone, or estrogen levels can indicate thyroid health issues, requiring further investigation.

Using the Results of the Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel

Healthcare professionals use the results to:

  • Tailor Hormone Replacement Therapy: Optimal hormone levels are crucial for effective treatment and symptom management in hormonal replacement therapies.

  • Diagnose Reproductive Health Issues: Results can confirm conditions like PCOS or menopause, allowing for targeted treatments.

  • Monitor and Adjust Treatments: Ongoing monitoring of hormone levels helps in adjusting treatments to ensure the best outcomes for patients with hormonal imbalances.

The Hormone Reset - Female Hormone Panel is an essential tool in the management of women's health, providing crucial insights into hormonal balance and functioning. By enabling early detection and management of hormonal disorders, this panel plays a critical role in enhancing the quality of life and health outcomes for women experiencing hormonal issues.

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

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