This test detects the urinary products of estrogen metabolism through a 24-hour urine sample.
Estradiol (E2) and Estrone (E1) are measured in this test, and are converted into at least 14 different species of metabolites, each with their own specific biological actions. Possessing either stimulatory or antagonistic properties, these metabolites must remain in balance for optimal health. An imbalance in estrogen metabolism has been associated with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, lupus and cancer.
Estrogen metabolites can be modified by lifestyle and nutrition changes, which makes this test a useful indicator for establishing risk and monitoring treatments to correct the balance.
TEST TYPE: Urine test
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.
Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.
Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.
Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.
If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.