- Tests for Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T), SHGB, DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S), Cortisol (C), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free Triiodothyronine (fT3), Free Thyroxine (fT4), Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) in Women
- Hormone Imbalances Can Lead to Weight Fluctuations, Irritability, Anxiety, Depression and More
- Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Review with Your Doctor
- Results Available in Just 5-7 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included (Excludes International Shipping)
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
Due to State Law, This Test Can Not Be Shipped to NY State
Female Hormone Level Imbalance Premium Blood Test - Profile II (by ZRT Laboratory) tests the following hormone levels:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Progesterone (Pg)
- Testosterone (T)
- DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S)
- Cortisol (C)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- free triiodothyronine (fT3)
- free thyroxine (fT4)
- Thyroid peroxidase (TPO)
By testing the levels of these hormones together, ZRT can create a hormone profile for the blood donor, which gives a more complete picture of health beyond testing a single hormone level. Testing multiple hormone levels at once is also more convenient and less expensive than testing single hormone levels.
The Female Blood Profile II gives you an overall idea of hormone health.
These hormone blood tests are ideal for at-home use where people can perform the collection at their convenience. As hormones work together, it makes more sense to test them for imbalances together rather than testing single hormones at a time.
Why test for these complete list of hormone levels?
Estradiol and Progesterone: Generally, these two hormones will be measured together, as it is their ratio to each other that will indicate an imbalance. In reproductive age women, an excess of estradiol in relation to progesterone can explain the following symptoms:
fibrocystic breasts, and
Older women who use estrogen supplements alone can have a deficiency in progesterone, which can lead to symptoms of estrogen dominance, including:
weight gain in the hips and thighs,
fibrocystic and tender breasts,
water retention, and
Estrogen dominance that is not corrected can lead to cancers of the uterus and breasts, and insulin resistance.
The onset of menopause, when ovarian estrogen and progesterone production declines, can bring with it a new subset of symptoms from low estradiol levels, including:
more rapid skin aging, and
Often caused by ovarian cysts, excess testosterone can lead to conditions such as:
excessive facial and body hair,
oily skin and hair.
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,
loss of bone and muscle mass,
SHGB: This is a protein produced by the liver in response to the body's exposure to estrogen, regardless of whether that estrogen is produced naturally by the body or whether it is introduced into the body from an outside source. In the bloodstream, it binds to circulating estradiol and testosterone and is a good indication of the body's overall exposure to estrogens. It is also used to calculate unbound testosterone levels.
DHEA-S: Produced by the adrenal glands, levels of DHEA-S generally reflect adrenal gland function. Like cortisol, it is involved with immune function. Low DHEA can result in reduced libido and general malaise, while high DHEA can have masculinizing effects on women because it metabolizes to androgens, including testosterone.
Cortisol: An indicator of adrenal function and exposure to stressors, 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 is a 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.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Free Triiodothyronine, Free Thyroxine and Thyroid Peroxidase:
Tests of these hormones 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 sex drive,
weight gain, and
How does this hormone testing kit works?
You simply collect the blood at home and ship it to a ZRT lab, where it is tested by professional lab technicians who then provide you with your results confidentially.
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Directions for collection:
- Review the collection chart to determine when you should perform your collection.
- Prior to handling any part of the kit, wash your hands with soap and dry them with a clean towel.
- Open your kit and lay out all the materials from the kit in the area where you intend to perform your collection. To perform the collection, you will need the following items from the kit: alcohol wipe, sterile gauze pad, lancet, blood spot card, bandage .
- With an ink pen, print your name and collection date on the blood spot card.
- Open the blood spot card and fold the cover down away from the collection filter paper.
- Secure the blood spot card to a flat surface like a table with adhesive tape (not included) with the collection filter paper facing up.
- Open both the alcohol wipe and sterile gauze pad packaging, but do not take these items out of the packaging yet. Just make sure they are ready for use.
- Wash your hands again with soap and water and dry them on a clean towel.
- Take the alcohol wipe out of the package and wipe the inside tip of either the middle or ring finger of your non-dominant hand.
- Without using the finger that you've just sterilized, remove the cap from the lancet.
- Place the lancet against the area of the finger that you just sterilized and press it firmly against the finger until you hear a click.
- Take the sterile gauze and quickly wipe away the first drop of blood that appears.
- Position the lanced finger over the blood spot card and milk blood from the finger with gentle stroking motions starting from the middle knuckle and gently squeezing down toward the fingertip. Do not squeeze too hard.
- Each circle on the card should be filled by one drop of blood. When you have a full drop of blood on the end of your finger, gently touch it to the middle of one of the circles. Do not press your finger against the paper. The absorbent paper should "suck" the drop off your finger. Each blood drop should fill at least three-quarters of the circle.
- Fill all the circles on the paper with one drop of blood. If the blood stops flowing, try wiping the lanced finger with the sterile gauze to prompt the blood flow to start again. If necessary, use the second lancet and a different finger to fill the remainder of the circles.
- When you are finished collecting the blood, apply the bandage to your finger.
- Let the blood drops dry on the card for at least 30 minutes. It's preferable to let them dry for three hours or to simply leave them overnight.
- Once they are dry, close the flap of the blood spot card.
- Complete all sections of the requisition form, making sure you indicate any hormone usage and the dosage.
- Place the requisition form, the blood spot card and any necessary paperwork into the return packaging provided.
- Place the packaging into the provided shipping envelope and affix the return label.
- Drop the envelope off at the appropriate mailing or shipping site.