Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing

Dr. Daniel Turack’s complete hormone testing in Wexford, PA measures the hormone levels of both males and females. We recommend an assessment of hormone levels to anyone complaining of low energy, mood swings, a lack of focus/concentration, or decreased libido to either confirm or rule out a possible hormonal imbalance.

DUTCH Test by Precision Analytical

Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones is an advanced hormone test developed to improve on the available hormone testing options. DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol is included along with melatonin, which is a unique combination of clinical information not available by any other method. DUTCH testing was specifically made to be optimally effective for most forms of hormone replacement therapy and fills in the gaps left by other hormone tests. It also has the easiest patient collection and requires just 4-5 dried urine samples over a 24 -hour period.

Complete Hormones Test by Genova Diagnostics

Complete Hormones Test is a comprehensive urinary hormone profile, and is designed to assist with the clinical management of hormone-related symptoms in both males and females. This profile assesses parent hormones and their metabolites as well as key metabolic pathways, provides insight into the contribution that sex hormones may have in patients presenting with hormone-related complaints, and helps assess disease risk for hormone-associated cancers (breast, prostate) and osteoporosis.

Imbalanced or insufficient hormone production affects a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life and, with some metabolic pathways, may increase risk for hormone-related diseases. A structured diagnostic hormone panel such as Complete Hormones designed to evaluate underlying hormonal imbalances, provides clinical utility by supporting insight into development of personalized treatments. Identification and targeted treatment of underlying hormonal imbalances with customized hormone therapy and/or nutritional interventions improves symptoms and quality of life and may reduce disease risk.

One Day Hormone Test

The One Day Hormone test is an easy, non-invasive diagnostic option to measure unbound and biologically active levels of key hormones. Depending on the salivary profile selected, these include the complete array of sex hormones, with select profiles also offering adrenal hormones (cortisol and/or DHEA), and the pineal hormone, melatonin. The option to assess adrenal hormones and melatonin in addition to sex hormones provides clinical insight into how these hormones function in concert and how they may be influencing the range of presenting symptoms. The various profiles are ideal for establishing a baseline assessment of parent hormones and their metabolites ahead of clinical intervention with hormone therapy (HT), as well as subsequent monitoring if needed.

Adrenocortex Stress Profile

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a convenient, noninvasive salivary assay that evaluates the bioactive levels and interrelationship of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as an insightful tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances that can be associated with anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.

In addition to assisting in management of hormone-dependent symptoms, the profile can help to provide some insight into daily lifestyle stressors that are negatively impacting hormone balance.

By analyzing four sequentially timed measurements of cortisol across a 24-hour period, the profile can provide insight into abnormal diurnal patterns of adrenal hormones.

Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences in the body, which can adversely impact the overall quality of life. Adrenocortex Stress Profile testing can reveal these imbalances and provide direction for clinical intervention with targeted therapeutic treatments such as hormone therapy, nutrient and/or botanical support, as well as stress management and lifestyle interventions to improve the quality of life and potentially prevent future dysfunctional hormone production.

Toxic Elements Clearance Profile

The Toxic Element Clearance Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of a diverse range of potentially harmful elements. In addition to measuring classic elemental toxins, this profile includes elements used in medical, aerospace, nuclear, and high-tech electronic industries.

Evidence suggests that chronic toxic element exposure can adversely affect:

▪ Energy levels
▪ Reproductive function
▪ Cancer risk
▪ Neurological development and function
▪ Respiratory, cardiac, hepatic, and immune functions
▪ Cognitive and emotional health
▪ Degenerative conditions

Accumulations of these toxins can occur in the human body in response to occupational exposures or to environmental exposures from toxic release in air, soil, or industrial waste systems. The Toxic Element Clearance Profile assesses urinary excretion of toxic elements acquired through either chronic or acute exposure, and enables practitioners to effectively monitor the progress of detoxification regimens and nutrient element status during treatment.