Hormone blood tests reveal important information about a women & Men’s health. For example, these tests may check hormone levels that identify where a woman is in her menstrual cycle, reveal fertility problems, or signal that menopause is starting.
Blood tests to measure female & male hormone levels also can play a role in diagnosing medical conditions such as thyroid disease or diabetes. In some instances, such testing can help determine how well a medication is working.
Blood tests often include a comprehensive hormone panel, which means multiple hormones are analyzed using the same sample. There are several key hormones in women & Men that doctors evaluate:
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Thyroid hormones3