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Essential Estrogens 24 hour hormone test

Essential Estrogens 24 hour hormone test

Essential Estrogens™ is a targeted urinary hormone test designed to evaluate estrogen metabolism specifically. This hormone test offers clinical insight into parent estrogens, key estrogen metabolites, and relevant ratios and is useful for initial estrogen assessment as well as follow-up testing to monitor response to therapies and/or to check levels of previously abnormal results.


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Estrogen imbalance can produce challenging symptoms during the transitional periods of perimenopause/ menopause and andropause (male menopause) including:

  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive and performance issues
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood instability
  • Brain fog
  • Hot flashes


Why use the Essential Estrogens profile?

In conventional hormone testing, basic parent hormones (estrogens, progesterone, etc.) are usually measured in blood. However, urinary hormone testing, as offered in Essential Estrogens, provides several advantages:

  • Urinary hormone testing provides a more comprehensive look at hormone metabolism, measuring basic parent hormones, as well as compounds produced from parent hormones
  • Emerging research reinforces the potential relationship of disease risk with downstream estrogen metabolites, which are not routinely measured in blood testing and not available in salivary testing
  • Available as a convenient at-home collection of a first-morning or 24-hour specimen

The Essential Estrogen test is a subpanel of Complete Hormones, a more comprehensive evaluation of sex- and steroid-hormone biomarkers.

Genova also offers an additional Complete Hormones sub-panel with targeted clinical utility:

  • Estrogen Metabolism Assessment – a focused measurement of specific hydroxyestrogens, providing a rapid, convenient way of assessing the balance between two estrogen biomarkers (2/16 ratio)


Test Type: Urine Test

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