Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different hormone tests?
There are various hormone tests that can be conducted to assess hormone levels in the body. Here are some common hormone tests:
Thyroid Hormone Tests: These tests evaluate the levels of thyroid hormones such as thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), as well as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) which regulates thyroid hormone production. These tests help diagnose thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Tests: FSH and LH tests measure the levels of these hormones, which play a crucial role in reproductive health. They help assess fertility, monitor the menstrual cycle, and diagnose conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or menopause.
Estrogen and Progesterone Tests: These tests measure the levels of estrogen and progesterone, which are primarily involved in female reproductive health. They are useful in assessing menstrual irregularities, fertility issues, and monitoring hormone replacement therapy.
Testosterone Test: This test measures the levels of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. It is used to evaluate conditions like low testosterone (hypogonadism), infertility, and certain symptoms in males such as decreased libido or erectile dysfunction.
Cortisol Test: This test measures cortisol levels, a hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to stress. It helps assess adrenal function, diagnose conditions like Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease, and monitor treatment effectiveness.
Insulin Test: This test measures insulin levels, which play a key role in blood sugar regulation. It is used to diagnose insulin resistance, evaluate diabetes management, and assess pancreatic function.
Growth Hormone Test: This test measures growth hormone (GH) levels, which regulate growth and