About This Test
Hormones reported: Estradiol [E2], DHEAs, Progesterone, Testosterone.
Instructions provided with all test kits.
Why Choose This Test?
Reasons may include:
Adolescent ACNE Identifying Cause. This kit is used in an effort to identify the cause of facial and body ACNE in young adults. ACNE can be an indication of androgen hormone imbalance which can be treated, and possibly corrected. Better outcomes are more likely when early intervention occurs.
Identifying Menstrual Cycle Irregularity. DHEA and testosterone are types of androgens, which if higher than normal can disrupt fertility hormone balance and suppress ovulation. Low estrogen levels in young women may be caused by eating disorders or over-exercise, and disrupt or stop menstruation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hormone Observation. One of the major hallmarks of polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS] is elevated androgens (including testosterone and DHEA-S) and many women with PCOS experience severe acne. This kit may be helpful if you have been diagnosed with PCOS and would like to monitor your DHEA and testosterone levels. Please note this test kit is not intended as a diagnostic tool for PCOS.
Processes differ from state to state with advantages to each.
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Source of information cited: [S. Santosa, M. D. Jensen. Adipocyte Fatty Acid Storage Factors Enhance Subcutaneous Fat Storage in Postmenopausal Women. Diabetes, 2012; 62 (3): 775]