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Estrogen (E2)

Also known as: Estrogen fractions/fractionated; Estrone (E1); Estradiol (E2); Estriol (E3); (over 20 different forms of estrogen have been described)
Formal name: Estrogens

Why should I do it?
To measure or monitor your estrogen levels if you are a woman who has unexplained abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal or heavy bleeding, infertility, symptoms Of Menopause, or any other hormonal alterations; also used to test for fetal-placental status during early stages of pregnancy and to evaluate feminization, the Bresence of female-like characteristics in males

When should I do it?
When you show symptoms of a hormone imbalance, abnormal vaginal bleeding, unusual and/or early sex organ development (female), or when your doctor wants to Monitor the health of your placenta and fetus during pregnancy; when a man shows signs of feminization

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, a 24-hour urine sample, or sometimes a fresh saliva sample

Test Preparation Needed?
None