Postmenopause Hormone Panel & Perimenopause Hormone Panel

Menopause is a natural and usually gradual change in glandular function in women resulting in substantial shifts in hormone levels.  The Postmenopause Panel provides measurements of six key hormones:

  1. EstroneEstradiol
  2. EstriolProgesterone
  3. Testosterone
  4. DHEA, DHEA-S

The Perimenopause Panel contains the same components as the Postmenopause Panel but sampled twice, 13-15 days apart.  The inclusion of FSH and LH in the expanded Postmenopause Panel (ePostM) and expanded Perimenopause Panel (ePeriM), extends the interpretation to include pituitary involvement. These panels may be helpful for evaluating:            ­

  •   Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • ­Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss or difficulty concentrating
  • Bone loss or osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased fat accumulation
  • Risk of cardiovascular disease or heart attack