What are the Female Hormone Tests?
The test is either a blood or saliva test to check your hormone levels. The specific hormones tested will depend on the nature of your symptoms. The tests may include estradiol, progesterone, DHEAs, total testosterone, androstenedione, prolactin, DHT, LH, FSH, cortisol, TSH, free T3, free T4, anti-thyroid antibodies and more. Alternatively, you can also measure hormones in dried urine. This test is also known as a DUTCH test. DUTCH testing provides significant detail about the hormones themselves, but also how your body manages those hormones.
Signs You Need This Test
The following are signs or symptoms that you would benefit from female hormone blood testing:
- Hair Loss
- Irregular Periods
- Recurrent Miscarriage/Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/PCOS
- Uterine Polyps
- Ovarian cysts
- Breast cysts/Fibrocystic breasts
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
What it Tells Us:
The test provides information about which of your hormones are out of balance so that we can accurately balance the necessary hormones.
Authored by Dr. Pamela Frank, Naturopathic Doctor, updated Jan. 1, 2020