This panel contains the following tests:
- Testosterone, Free with Total
- Estrogens, Total
- Free T3
- Free T4
- Reverse T3
- C-reactive protein (high sensitivity)
- Apolipoprotein B
- Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
Hormone Binding Proteins:
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
General Health Markers:
- Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
- Complete Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Profile
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
This elite panel was designed by Life Extension® for women looking to monitor multiple systems throughout their body such as thyroid function, endocrine function, hormone status, and other general health markers.
This test may be done fasting or 2-6 hours after eating. Both ways provide valuable information, though 2-6 hours after a meal provides a more realistic assessment of the state of your blood in everyday life. Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. If you are supplementing with any hormones, we suggest taking them approximately 2 hours prior to having your blood drawn to see peak levels. 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 21 (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.