This panel contains the following tests:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estrogens, Total
- Testosterone (Free and Total)
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Free T3
- Free T4
General Health Markers:
- Chemistry Panel (Complete metabolic panel with lipids)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
This comprehensive hormone panel is designed by Life Extension® for women looking to monitor their hormone status.
As women enter the menopausal years, their bodies’ production of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones needed to maintain youthful vitality rapidly declines. Continual assessment of hormone levels is necessary for women seeking to maintain a healthy balance.
This test may be done fasting or 2-6 hours after eating. Both ways provide valuable information, though 2-6 hours after a meal provides a more realistic assessment of the state of your blood in everyday life. Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. If you are supplementing with any hormones, we suggest taking them approximately 2 hours prior to having your blood drawn to see peak levels. Hormones are best drawn between 8-10 AM. Hormonal contraceptives can interfere with progesterone and estrogen results.
Pre-menopausal women: For a 28 day cycle, blood should be drawn on day 21 (day 1 is the day that bleeding begins). For longer or shorter cycles, count 8 days back from the day your next menstruation would start.
Post-menopausal women: Blood can be drawn any day of the month.