Blood or urine tests can determine the levels of various hormones in the body. This includes reproductive hormones, thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, pituitary hormones, and many others. For more information, see:
5-HIAA 17-OH progesterone 17-hydroxycorticosteroids 17-ketosteroids 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate 25-OH vitamin D Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) ACTH stimulation test ACTH suppression test ADH Aldosterone Calcitonin Catecholamines - blood Catecholamines - urine Cortisol level Cortisol - urine DHEA-sulfate Folicle stimulating hormone (FSH) Growth hormone HCG (qualitative - blood) HCG (qualitative - urine) HCG (quantitative) Luteinizing hormone (LH) LH response to GnRH Parathormone Prolactin PTH-related peptide Renin T3RU test Secretin stimulation test Serotonin T3 T4 Testosterone Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
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Review Date: 05/13/2019
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