Female Panel Blood Test

Female hormone blood test

Pricing and Availability

$200.00

Full Description

This blood test is completed at any LabCorp blood draw center. Zoa requests your tests through the doctors at Evexia. The test results go directly to you and me rather than to your doctor. Results are received quickly and the process is fairly smooth! The cost of this test is not going to be covered by insurance but submission to your FSA/HSA account is possible (not guaranteed). It might just be a PITA to try.

This panel contains the following tests:

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH) – LH is the chemical messenger from your brain (the pituitary gland) to make progesterone. For a menstruating woman, this goes up after ovulation and goes down at menstruation. For a pregnant women, LH is sky high especially during the first few months to support baby’s brain development. For a post-menopausal woman, consistent strong amounts of LH ensure that you have enough progesterone to support healing and brain health.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FH) – FH is the chemical messenger from your pituitary gland inside your brain to make estrogen. Pre-menopause, FH rises at menstruation and falls at ovulation after it has done its job. In preparation for menopause, FH levels tend to rise which reflects the reduced response from the ovaries.
  • Pregnenolone – This is the mother hormone for all the sex hormones and cortisol. It is made directly from LDL cholesterol inside your mitochondria. Pregnenolone can be made by the brain, the adrenal glands, or your ovaries.
  • Progesterone – Instrumental in balancing the powerful effects of estrogen, an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen is linked to weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraine, cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and osteoporosis. Progesterone is a critical protector of healthy brain function.
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) – Produced primarily by the adrenal glands, DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA plays a fundamental role in hormone balance, as well as supporting one’s immune function, energy, mood, and maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Estrogens and testosterones are made from DHEA.
  • Cortisol – This “stress” hormone is crucial for feeling food but too much makes you jittery, contributes to poor sleep, and reduces your progesterone levels (reducing your healing capacity).
  • Estradiol (E2) – The primary female sex hormone, estradiol is a form of estrogen responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle, skin elasticity, bone strength, bladder and vaginal health. Pre-menopause, estradiol is your primary estrogen form.
  • Estrone (E1) – Estrone is the form of estrogen that dominates post-menopause. It is made in your fat cells and in your adrenal glands.
  • Free & Total Testosterone – Known as the feel-good hormone, testosterone helps maintain a woman’s libido, bone and muscle mass, cardiovascular health, mood, and sense of well-being. Testosterone in conjunction with estrogen is crucial in minimizing hot flashes, sleep disturbances, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin – This is the protein (made by the liver) that has a preference for carrying around sex hormones to the various parts of the body. High levels of SHBG might indicate that you are making plenty of hormones but that they are stuck in their taxi-cabs (the SHBG). Low levels are tied to inflammation, low thyroid hormone function, menopause (low estrogen) and higher levels of available hormones.
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) – This hormone is made by the liver to stimulate growth. Once you are beyond childhood and adulthood – what exactly do you want to grow? Muscle! Tissue regeneration/replacement! Postmenopause, you want your IGF-1 to be like goldilocks – high enough to be helpful and low enough to not support unwanted growths..

Instructions: Hormones are best drawn between 8-10 AM. Hormonal contraceptives can interfere with progesterone and estrogen results.

Pre-menopausal women: For a 28 day cycle, blood should be drawn on day 3 and/or 21 depending on what your reasons for performing this test is (day 1 is the day that bleeding begins). For longer or shorter cycles, count 8 days back from the day your next menstruation would start.

Post-menopausal women: Blood can be drawn any day of the month.

Price: This is an approximate price depending on your method of payment to Evexia.