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Estrogens

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Also known as: Estrogen Fractions/fractionated; Estrone (E1); Estradiol (E2); Estriol (E3); Estrogenic Hormones
Formal name: Estrogens; Estrone; Estradiol; Estriol

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure or monitor your estrogen levels; to detect an abnormal level or hormone imbalance as a cause of your signs and symptoms; to monitor treatment for infertility or symptoms of menopause; sometimes to test for fetal-placental status during early stages of pregnancy

When to Get Tested?

Women: when you show symptoms of a hormone imbalance, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, lack of menstrual periods, unusual and/or early or late sex organ development; when you are undergoing infertility treatment or therapy for menopause symptoms; when you are pregnant and your health practitioner wants to monitor the health of your placenta and developing baby, if it is a high-risk pregnancy

Men: when you have signs of feminization, such as enlarged breasts (gynecomastia)

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a 24-hour urine sample

Test Preparation Needed?

None