A steroid hormone, produced mainly in the ovaries, that stimulates estrus and the development of female secondary sexual characteristics
Progesterone is a hormone produced in the body which helps to regulate the menstrual cycle of women. Men also produce a small amount of this hormone, but it is less important to sexual maturity in men than is testosterone. This test is performed to measure the amount of progesterone is being produced in the body.
A procedure that measures the levels of testosterone present in the blood of men or women.
DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) tests the function of your adrenal gland.
A 19-carbon steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and the gonads as an intermediate step in the biochemical pathway that produces the androgen testosterone and the estrogens estrone and estradiol.
Sex Hormone Binding Globin
The globulin binds to androgens, or hormones found in men. As men age, testosterone levels tend to fall dramatically, leading to reduced muscle tone, sex drive and energy. The SHBG test is often paired with other hormone-related blood tests to give the physician an overall look at the androgen picture.
Insulin Free and Total
Insulin is found in your body in many forms. Bound insulin is attached to other proteins. This often occurs in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin. Free insulin is not attached to other proteins. Total insulin measures both free and bound insulin.