Existing Patient Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – Female

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Female Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Panel

Includes:

  • Total Testosterone
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Lipid Panel
  • TSH

The Female Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Panel is a comprehensive set of blood tests designed for women undergoing HRT. It includes Total Testosterone, Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Estradiol, Progesterone, Lipid Panel, and TSH. These tests are essential for monitoring hormone levels, ensuring overall health, and optimizing the safety and efficacy of hormone replacement therapy. This panel is vital for tailoring HRT to individual needs and managing any potential side effects.

Please note: We require a current mammogram, or a current mammogram waiver, for our female patients over 40 years old. You will find a waiver form in menu above in the the Patient Center.

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Description

Female Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Panel and understand why each is important:

  1. Total Testosterone:
    • Testosterone is typically considered a male hormone but it’s also important in women for bone strength, libido, and general well-being. This test measures the total amount of testosterone in your blood.
    • In HRT, it’s important to monitor testosterone levels to ensure they are within a healthy range, especially since hormonal imbalances can affect various aspects of health.
  2. Complete Blood Count (CBC):
    • This test measures different components of your blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets.
    • It’s important for general health assessment and to check for conditions like anemia, infection, and many other disorders. Hormonal changes can affect blood cell counts, so this test helps ensure overall health during HRT.
  3. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP):
    • CMP is a group of tests that measure different chemicals in your blood and provide information about your metabolism. This includes blood sugar, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function tests.
    • It’s important because hormones can affect metabolism, kidney, and liver function, so monitoring these areas is crucial during HRT.
  4. Estradiol:
    • Estradiol is a form of estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. This test measures the amount of estradiol in the blood.
    • Estrogen levels are a key focus in female HRT, as they play a vital role in many body functions, including reproductive health and bone density. Managing the correct levels of estradiol is crucial in HRT to achieve desired outcomes and minimize side effects.
  5. Progesterone:
    • Progesterone is another important female hormone, especially in regulating the menstrual cycle and supporting pregnancy.
    • In HRT, progesterone levels are monitored to ensure a balanced hormone replacement therapy, as it complements the effects of estrogen and helps maintain the health of the reproductive system.
  6. Lipid Panel:
    • This test measures the levels of various types of fat in your blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. It’s crucial for assessing heart health.
    • Since hormone levels can influence cholesterol and triglycerides, monitoring lipid levels is important during HRT to manage the risk of heart-related conditions.
  7. TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone):
    • TSH is a hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. The thyroid plays a major role in metabolism, energy regulation, and overall bodily functions.
    • Hormonal therapy can affect thyroid function, so this test ensures that your thyroid gland is working properly during HRT.

In summary, the Female HRT Panel is a collection of tests that assess various aspects of health relevant to hormone replacement therapy in women. These tests monitor the levels of key hormones, check the overall health and function of different body systems, and help in customizing and safely managing HRT. Each test provides important information to ensure that the therapy is effective, safe, and tailored to the individual’s needs.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation