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What Hormone Panel/Bloodwork for Women?

Mate my missus has gained weight from age 30 to 36

Is this a hormone thing and what bloods work would be worth checking?

She has had eating disorders, going from bulimia to over eating.

Stress and eating go together with her

I don’t know, just thought you might know something and i always turn to your info for my TRT

Thanks mate

Looks like mostly the same as for men, but add a couple of others

CBC
CMP
testosterone total and free
SHBG
Estrogen total and estrodiol
DHEA
Progesteron
IGF-1
TSH
If you want some more on thyroid
Total and free T3 & T4
Reverse T3
I think you can wait on an Thyroid antibody test until you’re actively troubleshooting thyroid issues, if it even comes up. It’s one of the more expensive tests.

I would also include a lipid panel, 'cause why not.

I think all that is a pretty good start. Probably over 300 bucks if you out of pocket all that. Check with her doc about running as much of that as the insurance will take and then do the rest yourself. Be careful and know what the final cost will be before ordering, full list price for all that is well over a grand, don’t want to be stuck with that bill.

I’ll the place I use for my trt for their female panel in a bit and post a follow up.

I checked with my provider (Defy Medical)

Their " Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Lab Panel for Women (Initial) LabCorp" contains:
CBC, CMP-14, Lipid Panel, Testosterone Free and Total, Estradiol, DHEA-Sulfate, TSH, Progesterone, FSH, IGF
and costs $259.00

Their " Follow-up HRT Lab Panel for Women (with DHEA, Serum) LabCorp" contains:
CBC, CMP-14, Lipid Panel, Testosterone free and total, Estradiol, TSH, DHEA-Sulfate, Progesterone
and costs $212.00

There are online blood work companies where you can order your own blood work (depending on state)
an example is discountedlabs.com:
Women’s Hormone & Wellness Panel

  • CBC (includes immune and red blood cells and platelets)
  • CMP (Includes kidney and liver function, glucose and electrolytes)
  • Lipid Panel (LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides). FASTING REQUIRED
  • Testosterone free and total LC/MS
  • Estradiol (Regular, ECLIA)
  • DHEA-sulfate
  • TSH- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Progesterone
  • LH and FSH

This is $236.19

Hope this helps

yeah check ulta lab tests as well:

Wellness Women’s Health

The Wellness Women’s Health panel contains 11 tests with 50 biomarkers. … See more

Patient Preparation Instructions

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) #6399

33 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Blood - Average Process Time*: 1 to 2 days

Estradiol #4021

1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 1 to 2 days

Estrogen, Total, Serum #439

1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 5 to 6 days

Ferritin #457

1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 2 to 3 days

FSH and LH #7137

2 Biomarkers - Average Process Time*: 1 to 2 days

Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) #7573

3 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 2 to 3 days

Magnesium, RBC #623

1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Other - Average Process Time*: 4 to 5 days

Progesterone, Immunoassay #745

1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 1 to 2 days

Testosterone, Total And Free And Sex Hormone Binding Globulin #37073

3 Biomarkers - Average Process Time*: 5 to 6 days

TSH #899

2 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 1 to 2 days

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum #7065

2 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 2 to 3 days

Oh, wow, that’s nice panel with an even better price.
Thank you.

I’m planning on getting my wife some blood work done and that would be a great one.
I hadn’t heard of Ulta Lab Tests, now it’s saved in my favorites.

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I usually find better deals there than trough Discount Labs but sometimes there are sales at either site as well.