Comprehensive Female Hormone Assesssment

    Blood Work
    Our customised female hormone assessment test captures a wide range of important markers required for a thorough testing analysis. This test is specifically designed by our leading physician to provide a baseline assessment of your health status.  
    Testing Includes:

    IGF1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), IGF-BP3 (insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3), Growth Hormone (GH), Progesterone, E1, E2, E3, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), T4 (Thyroxine), Cortisol, Cholesterol, Full Blood Count (FBC), and Electrolytes (UEC)

    We have included below a breakdown of what the test includes:

    Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), it is a natural hormone the body produces. It is an important protein determined by the IGF1 gene. It contains seventy amino acid polypeptides that are produced by the liver and endocrine hormone. IGF-1 also plays a role in cell repair to the muscles, brain and heart.

    Estradiol (E2) is the major estrogen and is recognised for producing the majority of the functions of estrogen in the body.  It is critical for the development of female reproductive organs, for producing female secondary sexual characteristics and during the menstrual cycle, with progesterone, prepares the endometrium for implantation.  It helps vaginal lubrication, reduces urinary tract infections and increases sexual desire.  It is also important for brain, enhancing memory and mood. E2 is interconvertible with E1; E2 to E1 conversion being favoured.

    Estrone (E1) is produced from the aromatisation of androstenedione and the reduction of E2 to E1.  It has considerable estrogenic activity although it is less potent than E2.

    Estriol (E3) is a metabolite of E1 and E2.  It is a weaker estrogen which is capable of exerting either antagonistic or agonistic effects depending on dosage, or whether it is given alone or in conjunction with a stronger estrogen such as E2. It has been shown to be clinically effective for the treatment of menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and poor memory. In addition, postmenopausal conditions of vaginal atrophy with accompanying dryness, vaginal infections and dyspareunia; and urinary tract changes resulting in recurrent UTIs, urgency, incontinence and frequent urination are helped considerably with E3.

    TSH and T4 assess thyroid hormone metabolism. The thyroid has just one job, however, it is one of the most important jobs for the body to function properly. The thyroid makes hormones that regulate the energy level, growth, and reproduction of every cell of your body. That means your brain, heart, lungs, liver, skin, tissues and other body parts depend on your thyroid to stay “powered up” and active, and to remain healthy by generating new cells to replace old ones.

    Estradiol (E2) is about 10 times as potent as E1 and about 80 times as potent as E3 in its estrogenic effect. Except during the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle, its serum levels are somewhat higher than that of E1 during the reproductive years of females. Thus it is the predominant estrogen during reproductive years both in terms of serum levels and estrogenic activity. During menopause E1 is the predominant circulating estrogen and during pregnancy E3 is the predominant circulating estrogen in terms of serum levels.

    Full Blood Count (FBC) test will look for abnormalities in the blood, such as unusually high or low numbers of blood cells. Blood cells include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Many conditions can cause an abnormal blood count.

    Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is released from the adrenal gland. Cortisol is the main hormone that is involved in stress and the fight-or-flight response. Abnormal Cortisol levels can be a cause from certain diseases.

    Cholesterol is an essential type of fat that is carried by your blood throughout your body. Some cholesterol is naturally produced in your liver, but also comes from your diet. All your cells in your body need cholesterol as well as for hormone production. There are 2 types of Cholesterol: High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) also know has “Healthy or Good cholesterol” because this type keeps cholesterol from building up in your arteries. Then there is Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” as this is the main source of build up and blockage in arteries.

    Electrolytes are important minerals that are found in the body. Optimal electrolyte levels are important as they keep the bodies fluids in balance and help your body to function healthy. More specifically, Electrolytes move fluid in and out of your cells, carry nutrients into the cells and waste products back out as well as help the acids and bases in your blood stay in balance.