The Female Hormone Panel is a non-invasive test consisting of 11 saliva specimens collected during specified time periods throughout the menstrual cycle. The ovaries release hormones in a cyclical manner throughout a menstrual cycle. The Female Hormone Panel provides a dynamic mapping of the free fraction levels of Estradiol, and Progesterone throughout one cycle. In addition, the cycle average of Testosterone and DHEA are measured The expanded Female Hormone Panel (eFHP) includes an additional five FSH and five LH measurements.
This panel may be helpful for determining the underlying cause of:
- Irregular or painful periods
- Infertility or miscarriage
- Premenstrual syndrome (mood changes, breast tenderness, water retention, pelvic cramping)
- Low libido
- Facial hair growth