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Executive At-Home Female Hormones Test

Executive At-Home Female Hormones Test

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The Lab Me executive at-home female hormones test provides a broad assessment of possible hormonal imbalances because they assess sex, adrenal, and thyroid hormone levels.

This at-home female hormone test gives a full assessment of thyroid health, including screening for hypo or hyperthyroidism, autoimmune thyroid disease, and monitoring thyroid replacement dosages.

Results are delivered 5-7 days after the lab receives your sample.  It includes licensed M.D. recommendations via PDF format using HIPAA and SOK2 compliant encryption.  For all Lab Me premium tests, you are able to contact our medical team with any questions you may have about your results for no extra charge.

Note: This is not a diagnostic test and cannot confirm any specific illness or disease. Further testing and medical consultation may be required to determine the cause of abnormal results.

What tests are included?
  • Free T3 – Triiodothyronine (fT3),
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH),
  • Free Thyroxin (fT4),
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab),
  • Estradiol,
  • Progesterone,
  • Total Testosterone,
  • DHEA Sulfate,
  • Cortisol x 4 (Four measurements),
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$299
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Who Should Consider Taking This Executive At-Home Female Hormones Test ?

  • Chronically Painful PMS
  • Amenorrhea
  • Estrogen dominance symptoms
  • DUB (dysfunctional uterine bleeding)
  • Sexual dysfunction,
  • Hypogonadism
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • PCOS screening
  • Infertility screening
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Anovulation
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Screening for adrenal fatigue
Symptoms and Reasons to Test
Normal Ranges
Why track?
Should I take the test?
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Symptoms and Reasons to Test

The Executive At-Home Female Hormones Test Is Encouraged If You Are Experiencing:

  • nervousness, anxiety and irritability
  • hyperactivity – you may find it hard to stay still and have a lot of nervous energy
  • mood swings
  • difficulty sleeping
  • feeling tired all the time
  • sensitivity to heat
  • muscle weakness
  • diarrhoea
  • needing to pee more often than usual
  • persistent thirst
  • itchiness
  • loss of interest in sex
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

Normal Ranges

At-Home Executive Female Hormone Test Ranges

Free Thyroxine (T4) mg/dL

0.7-2.5

Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) pg/mL

2.4-4.2

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) IU/mL

0-150
Borderline: 70-150

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) μU/mL

0.5-3.0

Testosterone

5-10.8

DHEA-Sulfate

Estradiol 

Progesterone

Cortisol

Why Track?

Should I Take The Test?

Additional Info

Biomarkers explained

Estradiol (E2)

Estradiol is an estrogen and the primary sex hormone for females. It is important in regulating the reproductive cycles for females. It is released from ovaries and adrenal glands and plays a major role in the growth of women's reproductive tissues, including breasts, uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina throughout life stages. This also affects other tissues including bone, fat, skin, liver, and brain. When assessing menopausal symptoms that may include hot flashes, mood disturbances, and aging skin, it is important to compare the relationship between estradiol and progesterone. 

Males do have estradiol in their bodies but the amount compared to females is much lower. Estradiol is released from the testes and adrenal glands. Since males lack female anatomy, they must generate estrogen through a process involving aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estradiol. Estradiol has been shown in vitro to stop cell destruction, but its clinical importance in male sexual function and growth is lower than in females.

Progesterone (Pg)

Progesterone is a female hormone, released during ovulation by the ovaries. When a sperm fertilizes an egg, progesterone helps to prepare the uterus lining (endometrium) for the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the level of progesterone decreases, and menstrual bleeding starts. During pregnancy the placenta releases high levels of progesterone, beginning at the end of the first trimester and continuing through birth. Pregnant women have progesterone levels almost 10 times higher than females who are not pregnant. Additionally, certain forms of cancer trigger elevated levels of progesterone in both men and women.

Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid for males. Testosterone plays a key role in male reproductive tissue production, such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics, such as increased muscle and bone mass, and body hair growth. Female ovaries do produce testosterone in much smaller amounts compared to males. Testosterone development begins to increase dramatically during puberty and starts declining after age 30 or so.

DHEA Sulfate

DHEA sulfate is an androgen (male sex hormone) that is present in the blood of both men and women. It assists in the development of male secondary sexual characteristics at puberty and can be metabolized into testosterone and androstenedione (more potent androgens), or changed into estrogen (a female hormone). The outer layer of the adrenal glands, the adrenal cortex, is responsible for producing DHEA sulfate, while smaller amounts are produced in the testes and ovaries. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate secretion is controlled by the pituitary hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and other pituitary factors. Since DHEA,s is primarily produced by the adrenal glands, it is a strong marker for adrenal function. Cancers, adrenal tumors, and hyperplasia can lead to the overproduction of DHEA sulfate. While elevated levels may not be noticed in adult men, they can lead to visible symptoms of virilization and amenorrhea.

Cortisol

Cortisol, the major adrenal glucocorticoid steroid hormone, is usually under feedback control by pituitary ACTH and the hypothalamus. Causes of low cortisol include pituitary failure or destruction, with resultant loss of ACTH to stimulate the adrenal, and metabolic errors or destruction of the adrenal gland itself (adrenogenital syndromes, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis). The diagnosis of hypoadrenalism usually requires confirmation with ACTH stimulation, due to the circadian rhythms of cortisol and other factors. Causes of increased cortisol, which may initially present as simply a loss of normal diurnal variation, include pituitary overproduction of ACTH, production of ACTH by a tumor (notably oat cell cancers), and adrenal adenomas.

TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Produced by the pituitary, TSH acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate the production of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Higher than normal TSH can indicate a disorder of the thyroid gland, while low TSH can indicate over-production of, or excessive supplementation with, T4 and/or T3, which acts in negative feedback on the pituitary to reduce TSH production. Low TSH can also be caused by problems in the pituitary gland itself, which results in insufficient TSH being produced to stimulate the thyroid (secondary hypothyroidism).

Free T4 – Thyroxine                                        

T4 (thyroxine) is the predominant hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It is an inactive hormone and is converted to its active form, T3 within cells. Free T4 is the non-bound fraction of the total T4 circulating in the blood. Free T4 is available to the issues and represents 0.04% of the total T4 levels. High TSH combined with low free T4 levels indicates hypothyroidism while low TSH and high free T4 levels indicate hyperthyroidism.

Free T3 – Triiodothyronine

The active thyroid hormone that regulates the metabolic activity of cells. Free T3 is the non-protein-bound fraction circulating in the blood, representing about 0.4% of the total circulating T3, which is available to tissues. Elevated T3 levels are seen in hyperthyroid patients, but levels can be normal in hypothyroid patients because it does not represent the intracellular conversion of T4 to T3, which comprises about 60% of all T3 formed in tissues.

TPOab – Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme used by the thyroid gland in the manufacture of thyroid hormones by liberating iodine for attachment to tyrosine residues on thyroglobulin. In patients with autoimmune thyroiditis (predominantly Hashimoto’s disease), the body produces antibodies that attack the thyroid gland, and levels of these antibodies in the blood can diagnose this condition and indicate the extent of the disease.

 

Preparation: 10-12 hours fasting is required. Avoid anti-aging/anti-wrinkle facial creams for 3 days prior to testing as they may contain undisclosed hormones.

Test Results: 7-8 Days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

How to collect your sample

Lab Me’s at home test kits include everything you need for collection and can be ordered online. When your sample has been collected and allowed to dry completely, return the dried strips and completed paperwork in the pre-addressed, pre-paid packaging and mailer bag provided with the kit. Once Lab Me has received your sample, results will be returned to you and/or your health care provider in approximately 5 to 7 business days.
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