Hormone Test

The endocrine system of our body is efficient. It works perfectly to keep our body's metabolism in its optimal state while ensuring that all the endocrine glands are working efficiently as they are supposed to. 

If a doctor suspects any problem in your hormone levels, they order a blood test to look at the hormone levels that might be fluctuating in your body and causing various symptoms that do not seem normal to a person. 

It is essential to rule out the increased or decreased amounts of hormones in your blood before making any diagnosis regarding a person's symptoms at any time. 

A hormone test commonly revolves around testing the thyroid gland, cortisol levels, estrogen, and testosterone levels since they are the principal endocrine glands with the most essential functions. 

Common conditions covered by a Hormone Test

Pregnancy, Menopause, Hormonal imbalance, Puberty, Vaginal bleeding, Night sweats, Infertility, Irregular menstrual periods, Gynecomastia, Progesterone, Insulin, Estrogen, Cortisol, Testosterone, Overactive Adrenal Glands

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FAQs on Hormone Test

Why is a hormone test required?

A hormone test may be required if you have signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance. This could be a variation in your blood test and physical and mental health. Issues like infertility, polymenorrhagia, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism require specific hormone testing.

How does a hormone balance test work?

A hormone test involves blood samples to test the thyroid gland, cortisol levels, estrogen and testosterone levels since they are the principal endocrine glands with essential functions.

Which hormone tests will I need?

The doctor may require further tests. TSH, RT3, and RT4 tests are recommended in case of thyroid issues. FSH, estrogen, and progesterone levels are assessed in case of infertility. It will depend entirely on your condition which test will be required.

What should I do if I have a hormonal imbalance?

Talk to your doctor about it, and the doctor will advise a treatment plan and lifestyle modification factors for rebalancing your hormones. An imbalance is very much restorable if proper testing and treatment protocols are carried out.

Are over-the-counter home testing kits accurate?

The kits are reliable as these come with clear-cut instructions and email the results. However, accuracy is not guaranteed if the samples are not collected n the proper way. Always follow sample collection details when self-testing.