- Tests for Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T), SHGB, DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S), Cortisol (C) in Women
- Hormone Imbalances Can Lead to Weight Fluctuations, Irritability, Anxiety and More
- Results Available in Just 5-7 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Review with Your Doctor
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
- Due to State Law, This Test Can Not Be Shipped to NY State
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
The ZRT Female Blood Profile I tests the following hormone levels:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Progesterone (Pg)
- Testosterone (T)
- DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S)
- Cortisol (C)
Get the complete picture of your health by testing the levels of these hormones together. With the hormonal test conducted at once, ZRT can create hormone profile for the blood donor. This is always better than testing a single hormone level. Moreover, this process is easier and low-cost.
These hormone blood tests are a great option because:
- Tests can be conducted at home as the samples can be collected at one’s convenience
- It makes more sense to test hormone imbalance together and not by singling them out as hormones work together.
Why take the test for hormones?
Estradiol and Progesterone: Usually, Estradiol and Progesterone are two hormones that are measured together. The imbalance in these hormones is measured by checking their ratios to each other. For instance, women in their reproductive age have an excess of Estradiol as opposed to Progesterone and this explains the symptoms mentioned here:
- endometrial hyperplasia,
- pre-menstrual syndrome,
- fibrocystic breasts, and
- uterine fibroids.
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,
- uterine fibroids,
- water retention, and
- thyroid problems.
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:
- hot flashes,
- night sweats,
- vaginal dryness,
- sleep disturbances,
- foggy thinking,
- more rapid skin aging, and
- bone loss.
Testosterone: Often caused by ovarian cysts, excess testosterone can lead to conditions such as:
- excessive facial and body hair,
- acne, and
- 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,
- thinning skin,
- vaginal dryness,
- loss of bone and muscle mass,
- depression, and
- memory lapses.
SHGB: SHGB is a protein, which is produced by the liver. It is used in response to the body’s exposure to estrogen. It also works when estrogen is introduced into the body from outside sources instead of getting produced naturally. SHGB binds to the circulating estradiol and testosterone in the bloodstream and acts as an indication of the body’s overall exposure to estrogens.
DHEA-S: DHEA-S levels can be used to check the adrenal gland function. These are produced by the adrenal glands and are associated with the immune function, just like Cortisol. Lower levels of DHEA adversely affect libido and lead to general malaise. Higher levels of the hormone lead to masculine effects in women as it metabolizes to androgens like 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.
How does Hormone Level 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.
- Use this Signs & Symptoms Checklist to Determine the Appropriate Hormone Imbalance Test Profile
- Learn All The Details About Hormones and Read Sample Collection Instructions
- View Detailed Guide for Hormone Imbalance or Read the Hormone Glossary