What is a Hormone Panel?
A hormone panel is a set of hormone tests administered based on gender, typically by taking a sample of saliva (although blood and plasma can also be used). The test is more common on aging patients – particularly women experiencing menopause. This test is conducted specifically when there appears to be an abnormal change in metabolism. They are also regularly performed on patients who are receiving hormone replacement therapy. The most common tests in the panel are the three sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. It’s possible to test for a variety of other hormones as well, depending on each patient’s symptoms.
Do I need a Hormone Panel?
If you are suffering symptoms that may be related to hormone imbalances, a hormone panel is an effective way to quantify the causes. Hormone production is the method by which endocrine glands control much of the body’s function. Appropriate testing of hormone levels can identify these disturbances and provide a solution.
Where can I get a Hormone Panel?
Here at Discovery Health, we have experts in hormone therapy who can administer this hormone panel test. The test results are normally available after five to seven business days. The results will provide comprehensive information regarding hormone levels, which can be analyzed to determine the specific causes of a patient’s symptoms. This information can help provide a more accurate treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.