Is it a good idea to get a hormone test?

July 1, 2012 (Updated: December 30, 2013)
Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.

Yes, it is. Hormones are the natural drugs of your body. If you’re over 40, you should probably have these tests done:

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  • DHEA-sulfate
  • Testosterone, total and free
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Estrodi0l level
  • Thyroid panel
  • Hemoglobin A1c, which reflects your sugar level over 90 days
  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blood test
  • UGF1

That would be a good starting place for hormonal evaluation.

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