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Female Hormone Profile Extensive – 24 hour Urine (Test Code 1213)

Hormones are crucial to a woman's reproductive health. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. Those hormones regulate menstruation, fertility and sex drive (libido) – any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance. As most women approach mid-life, hormonal changes gradually cause reproductive organs to shut down eventually leading to menopause.

Analytes:

Extensive

  • 24 Hour Urine (Test Code: 1213): Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3),  16αOHE1, 2:16 ratio, 4OHE1, Cortisol, DHEA, 17-ketosteroids, total hydroxycorticoids, ratios, Pregnanetriol, DHT metabolite, Testosterone, Progesterone, Melatonin, Allo-tetrahydrocortisol, Tetrahydrocortisol, Tetrahydrocortisone, Tetrahydro deoxycortisol, Aldosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone, 11-OH-Androsterone, 11-OH-Etiocholanolone, 11-ketoetiocholanone, 11-ketoandrosterone, T3, T4, T4:T3 ratios, Na, Ca, P, K, Mg, Cr.

 

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Patient Brochure

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.

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.

Common Conditions:

  • Hot flushes
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Analytes

Estrone (E1)
Estradiol (E2)
Estriol (E3)
16αOHE1
2:16 ratio
4OHE1
Cortisol
DHEA, 17-ketosteroids
Total hydroxycorticoids
Ratios
Pregnanetriol
DHT metabolite
Testosterone
Progesterone
Melatonin
Allo-tetrahydrocortisol
Tetrahydrocortisol
Tetrahydrocortisone
Tetrahydro deoxycortisol
Aldosterone
Androsterone
Etiocholanolone
11-OH-Androsterone
11-OH-Etiocholanolone
11-ketoetiocholanone
11-ketoandrosterone
T3, T4, T4:T3 ratios
Na, Ca, P, K, Mg, Cr.