- female hormone test kit profile II (Comprehensive) is for 13 Essential Hormones:
- Cortisol Cx4 (Morning, Afternoon, Evening & Bed Time) in saliva and
- Estradiol (E2),
- Progesterone (Pg),
- Testosterone (T),
- DHEA-S (DS),
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG),
- Free Triiodothyronine (fT3),
- Free Thryoxine (fT4),
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and
- Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) in blood spot in women.
- Collecting sample easily in comfort of your home or office
- Free Delivery in the UK and Ireland
- Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
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- female hormone test kit profile test result: You will receive your test result via email between 3- 5 working days after Laboratory receives your sample. On your test result you will see your hormone levels in graphics, numbers and Laboratory's comments on your test result which gives tips and advice on what to do next, a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials how to maintain your hormone level balanced.
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- Symptoms related with hormonal imbalance in Women listed as follows:
Female Estrogen/Progesterone Deficiency Symptoms: Aches & pains, Acne, Bone loss, Depressed, Foggy thinking, Hair - increased facial or body, Heart palpitations, Hot flashes, Incontinence, Infertility, Memory lapse, Night sweats, Rapid aging, Rapid heartbeat, Skin thinning, Sleep disturbed, Tearful. Urinary urge increased, Vaginal dryness and Weight Gain-Waist
Female Estrogen Dominance/ Progesterone Deficiency Symptoms: Anxious, Bleeding changes, Body temperature cold, Breast cancer, Breasts – fibrocystic, Breasts – tender, Depressed, Headaches, Infertility, Irritable, Mood swings, Nervous, Uterine fibroids, Water retention and Weight gain – hips
Female Low Androgens (DHEA/Testosterone Deficiency) Symptoms: Aches & pains, Allergies, Bone loss, Depressed, Fatigue- Evening, Fatigue-morning, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Incontinence, Libido decreased, Memory lapse, Muscle size decreased, Rapid aging, Skin thinning, Stamina degreased and Vaginal dryness
Female High Androgens (DHEA/Testosterone Deficiency) Symptoms: Acne, Breast cancer, Hair- increased facial or body, Hair-scalp loss, Irritable, Triglycerides elevated and Weight gain-waist
Female Low Cortisol Deficiency Symptoms: Aches & pains, Allergies, Blood pressure low, Blood sugar low, Body temperature cold, Chemical sensitivity, Fatigue- evening, Fatigue – morning, Fibromyalgia, Pulse rate slow, Stamina decreased, Stress and Sugar carvings
Female High Cortisol Deficiency Symptoms: Anxious, Blood pressure high, Bone loss, Breast cancer, Depressed, Foggy thinking, Hot flashes, Infertility, Irritable, Memory lapse, Muscle size decreased, Nervous, Night sweats, Rapid aging, Rapid heartbeat, Skin thinning, Sleep disturbance, Stress, Uterine fibroids and Weight gain – waist.
Female Metabolic Syndrome Hormone Deficiency Symptoms: Blood pressure high, Cholesterol high, Hair -increased facial and body, Numbness – feet or hands, Triglycerides elevated and Weight gain-waist
Female Hypometabolism Symptoms: Aches & pains, Anxious, Bleeding changes, Body temperature cold, Breast cancer, Cholesterol high, Constipation, Depressed, Fatigue – evening, Fatigue – morning, Fibromyalgia, Foggy thinking, Goiter, Hair – dry or brittle, Hair – scalp loss, Headaches, Hearing loss, Heart palpitations, Hoarseness, Hot flashes, Infertility, Libido decreased, Nails – breaking or brittle, Nights sweats, Pulse rate slow, Rapid heartbeat, Sleep disturbed, Stamina decreased, Sweating, decreased, Swelling or puffy eyes / face, Uterine fibroids
Female Hormone Test Kit Profile II (Comprehensive)Pack includes:
- Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
- Contains collection instructions
- Instructions on How to Use saliva & blood spot Collection Kit
- The test must be used within 12 months after purchase date.
MORE INFORMATION ON FEMALE HORMONE TEST KIT PROFILES
When patients have hormone-related symptoms, it is usually not a clear-cut case of one hormone level being abnormal, or even one hormone system. In fact, because of the role that hormones play as chemical messengers to wake up the genome in specific target tissues throughout the body, it makes sense that all hormone systems work in concert with each other to maintain a state of balance. This could be likened to the instruments in an orchestra playing together in harmony; when one instrument is off key or playing too loudly or softly (analogous to too much or too little hormone), the overall harmony is affected. In a similar manner, the adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones work in harmony, and when one or more of the hormones in any one system become unbalanced, this affects the harmony or balance of the whole system.
Why Hormones Tested in our Female Hormone Test Kit Profile?
Estradiol and progesterone: An excess of estradiol, relative to progesterone, can explain many symptoms in reproductive age women including endometrial hyperplasia, pre-menstrual syndrome, fibrocystic breasts, and uterine fibroids. In older women using estrogen supplements alone, a deficiency in progesterone can also result in symptoms of estrogen dominance, which include weight gain in the hips and thighs, fibrocystic and tender breasts, uterine fibroids, irritability, water retention, and thyroid problems. These symptoms are also seen in some women approaching menopause, whose estrogen levels swing wildly from high to low without the balancing effects of progesterone. If estrogen dominance is not corrected, it can lead to cancers of the uterus and breasts, and insulin resistance. With the onset of menopause, when ovarian estrogen and progesterone production declines, a new subset of symptoms can result from low estradiol levels, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, more rapid skin aging, and bone loss. Maintaining appropriate levels of estradiol, adequately balanced with progesterone, at any age is essential for optimal health.
Testosterone levels can also be either too high or too low. Testosterone in excess, often caused by ovarian cysts, leads to conditions such as excessive facial and body hair, acne, and oily skin and hair. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is thought to be caused, in part, by insulin resistance. On the other hand, too little testosterone is often caused by excessive stress, medications, contraceptives, and surgical removal of the ovaries. This leads to symptoms of androgen deficiency including loss of libido, thinning skin, vaginal dryness, loss of bone and muscle mass, depression, and memory lapses.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver in response to exposure to any type of estrogen, whether produced naturally by the body, consumed as a synthetic oral contraceptive estrogen, estrogen therapy, or as foods or herbs (phytoestrogens). Released from the liver into the bloodstream, SHBG binds tightly to circulating estradiol and testosterone, preventing their rapid metabolism and clearance and limiting their bioavailability to tissues. SHBG gives a good index of the extent of the body’s overall exposure to estrogens. The SHBG level is also used to calculate free (unbound) testosterone levels when blood spot is used instead of saliva to measure sex hormones.
DHEA, mostly found in the circulation in its conjugated form, DHEA sulfate (DHEA-S), is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and levels generally reflect adrenal gland function. It is a precursor for the production of estrogens and testosterone, and is therefore normally present in greater quantities than all the other steroid hormones. Its production is highest in the late teens to early 20s, and declines gradually with age. Like cortisol, it is involved with immune function and a balance between the two is essential. Low DHEA can result in reduced libido and general malaise, while high DHEA can have masculinising effects on women because it metabolises to androgens, including testosterone. Because of its conversion to estrogens and androgens, it is important to monitor levels of these hormones, as well as levels of DHEA, during supplementation.
Cortisol is an indicator of adrenal function and exposure to stressors. Under normal circumstances, adrenal cortisol production shows a diurnal variation and is highest early in the morning, soon after waking, falling to lower levels in the evening. Normal cortisol production shows a healthy ability to respond to stress. Low cortisol levels can indicate adrenal fatigue (a reduced ability to respond to stressors), and can leave the body more vulnerable to poor blood sugar regulation and immune system dysfunction. Chronically high cortisol isa consequence of high, constant exposure to stressors, and this has serious implications for long-term health, including an increased risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.
Free T4, free T3, TSH, and TPO tests can indicate the presence of an imbalance in thyroid function, which can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including feeling cold all the time, low stamina, fatigue (particularly in the evening), depression, low sex drive, weight gain, and high cholesterol. Thyroid deficiency can also be a cause of infertility, which is why these tests are included in the Female Fertility Profiles.
LH and FSH tests are included in the female Fertility Profile to give information on the possible presence of ovarian insufficiency (elevated FSH) or PCOS (elevated LH/FSH).