What is the Complete Hormones™ test?
Complete Hormones™ is Genova’s most comprehensive urinary hormone profile, and is designed to assist with the clinical management of hormone-related symptoms in both male 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 associated with elevated estrogen metabolites.
Urine measures the most metabolites, providing more insight into associated disease risk.
The Complete Hormones profile evaluates:
- 16 alpha-hydroxyestrone
- Specific Gravity
- Tetrahydrocortisol, THF
- Tetrahydrocortisone, THE
- allo-Tetrahydrocortisol, a-THF
When should the Complete Hormones test be considered?
The Complete Hormones test is designed to assist in the management of hormone-related symptoms in both males and females.
The Complete Hormones test is 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 in both female and male patients.
The Complete Hormones test provides insight into the impact that shifting hormone levels may play in men (andropause or male menopause) and women (peri/menopause). Symptoms include the following:
- Your Doctor is using “Hormone Ratios”
- Your Doctor is generically using the term “Estrogen”
- Weight gain
- Muscle mass loss
- Muscle weakness
- Low libido and sexual performance issues
- Hair loss
- Sleep disturbances
- Brain fog
- Mood instability
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
In addition to supporting patient management around hormone-dependent symptoms, the profile provides valuable insight into disease risk for hormone-associated cancers (breast, prostate) and osteoporosis.