Essential Oestrogens™ is a targeted urinary hormone test designed to evaluate oestrogen metabolism specifically. This hormone test offers clinical insight into parent oestrogens, key oestrogen metabolites, and relevant ratios and is useful for initial oestrogen assessment as well as follow-up testing to monitor response to therapies and/or to check levels of previously abnormal results.
Oestrogen imbalance can produce challenging symptoms during the transitional periods of perimenopause/ menopause and andropause (male menopause) including:
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive and performance issues
- Hair loss
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood instability
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
Why use the Essential Oestrogens profile?
In conventional hormone testing, basic parent hormones (oestrogens, progesterone, etc.) are usually measured in blood. However, urinary hormone testing, as offered in Essential Oestrogens, provides several advantages:
- Urinary hormone testing provides a more comprehensive look at hormone metabolism, measuring basic parent hormones, as well as compounds produced from parent hormones
- Emerging research reinforces the potential relationship of disease risk with downstream oestrogen metabolites, which are not routinely measured in blood testing and not available in salivary testing
- Available as a convenient at-home collection of a first-morning or 24-hour specimen
The Essential Oestrogen test is a subpanel of Complete Hormones, a more comprehensive evaluation of sex- and steroid-hormone biomarkers.
Essential oestrogens; 24 hrs: END21
1 x urine sample