Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They carry vital information to the cells through blood. The body’s hormones are essentially responsible for controlling and balancing nearly every major system. Hormones impact your growth and development, control your mood, determine how you’ll handle stress, and influence how the body breaks down food.
Learn more about our available hormone testing options below:
Comprehensive Female Hormone Panel
This common hormone testing method may be appropriate to test the level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to help determine if a woman is in menopause, especially for women who do not have a uterus and thus cannot tell by their menstrual pattern that they are menopausal.
The comprehensive female panel addresses the hormone imbalances in a woman’s body. It includes blood counts, a metabolic panel which includes kidney and liver functions, female hormones, thyroid, heart health, and nutritional status.
Comprehensive Male Hormone Panel
This panel will provide men tests that include blood counts, kidney and liver functions and heart health.
A simple blood test can reveal your testosterone level. The normal range is 300 ng/dL to 1,000 ng/dL.
Female & Male Hormone Panel
The Saliva Hormone Test evaluates the hormone imbalance in females. The imbalance in hormones can cause symptoms for short periods of time or for extended time frames.
This test can also be applied to males for specific male hormone testing.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Follicle stimulating hormone is one of the hormones essential to pubertal development and the function of women’s ovaries and men’s testes. In women, this hormone stimulates the growth of ovarian follicles in the ovary before the release of an egg from one follicle at ovulation. It also increases oestradiol production.
In men, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland, enhancing the stimulation the production of sperm in men. The Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test tracks the amount of this hormone in men’s blood.
In women the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) stimulates the production of eggs and estradiol.
Menopause is the cessation of menstruation by women and terminates a woman’s opportunity to get pregnant. While its onset typically starts around 50, it can come on as early as 35. SmarTest Labs designed this panel for women who want children but suspect they may be in premature menopause.
Specific hormone indicators will show the onset of menopause in women of any age. Sometimes, elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are measured to confirm menopause.
When a woman’s FSH blood level is consistently elevated to 30 mIU/mL or higher, and she has not had a menstrual period for a year, it is generally accepted that she has reached menopause. Women with lower levels of the hormone earlier in life tend to go through menopause at a younger age than average.
The Estradiol Test measures the amount of a female sex hormone in your blood called estrogen. An estrogen test that helps determine puberty, fertility, menopause, and other conditions. These tests may be called estradiol, estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), or estrogenic hormone.
- Estrone, also called E1, is the main female hormone made by women after menopause. Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when her menstrual periods have stopped and she can’t become pregnant anymore. It usually starts when a woman is around 50 years old.
- Estradiol, also called E2, is the main female hormone made by nonpregnant women.
- Estriol, also called E3 is a hormone that increases during pregnancy.
The test will determine your estrogen status, evaluate your ovarian function and monitor the follicular development during ovulation.
Estrogen is the hormone that plays a key role in many aspects of a woman’s health, such as bone and reproductive health.
Pregnancy triggers the release of several hormones into the mother’s bloodstream, including the hormone hCG. Pregnancy tests check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), in your urine.
- This test determines if a person is pregnant by detecting hCG in the blood.
- hCG is a hormone that is detectable within 7 – 10 days of conception.
A progesterone test measures the level of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is a hormone made by a woman’s ovaries. Progesterone plays an important role in pregnancy. It helps make your uterus ready to support a fertilized egg.
Progesterone is a female hormone produced by the ovaries. This test is important for pregnancy. The test measures the amount of progesterone in the blood and can provide information on a person’s ability to have children. It helps to alleviate the anxiety of a person’s ability to have children and prepare them for managing infertility.
Testosterone is a hormone commonly produced mostly in males. It contributes to the management of sex drive and sperm generation, bone mass, muscle mass, fat distribution, and strength levels.This test measures the levels of testosterone in your blood.
Most of the testosterone in the blood is attached to proteins. Testosterone that is not attached to a protein is called free testosterone.
There are two main types of testosterone tests: Total testosterone, which measures both attached and free testosterone. This test will give the patient a better understanding of their risk of infertility, erectile issues, and bone health problems.