What is meant by hormone tests?

Hormone tests are diagnostic tests that detect and evaluate hormone imbalances.

In particular, they measure the concentration of hormones produced by the body’s endocrine glands, such as the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, and pancreas.

Hormones are chemicals released into the bloodstream to send a message to distant organs or tissues.

What do hormone tests show?

Hormone testing aims to detect disorders caused by the overproduction or underproduction of a particular hormone. Such disorders are usually accompanied by clinical symptoms.

Hormone tests can take place to check the function of the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands, and the pituitary gland. They are also used to diagnose sugar diabetes, among others.

Thyroid function tests

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroxine (T4)
  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Free Thyroxine (FT4)
  • Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
  • Thyroglobulin (TG)
  • Antithyroid antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (Anti-TPO)
  • Antithyroglobulin antibodies (Anti-TG)
  • TSH Receptor Antibodies (TSI)
  • Calcitonin (CT)

Hormone tests for Diabetes

  • Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
  • Insulin (INS)
  • Insulin IgG autoantibodies (IAA)
  • Fructosamine
  • Pancreatic polypeptide (PP)
  • C-Peptide
  • Leptin

Adrenal Gland function tests

  • Serum cortisol
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S)
  • 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17 OHPG)
  • Corticosteroid hormone

Pituitary Gland function tests

  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • 17-beta-Estradiol (E2)
  • Progesterone (PRG)
  • Prolactin (PRL)
  • Total testosterone

Hormone tests for Osteoporosis

  • Ostease (BAP)
  • Bone alkaline phosphatase fraction (BSAP)
  • Osteocalcin (BGP)
  • Parathormone (PTH)
  • Procollagen Type 1 (P1NP)
  • Type 1 collagen telopeptide C (CTx)
  • Type 1 collagen telopeptide N (NTx)
  • Urine deoxypyridinoline (DPD)
  • Urine hydroxyproline (OH-PRO)

Hormone tests at PLUS diagnostic center

PLUS diagnostic center performs all types of hormone tests with the assistance of modern, automatic analyzers.

An experienced Medical Biopathologist checks and evaluates the results of the hormone tests before sending them to the patient.

Roche Cobas 411

Roche Cobas 411

Automatic analyzer using electrochemiluminescence technology to measure hormones.

Roche Elecsys 2010

Roche Elecsys 2010

Immunological-hormonal analyzer with the ability to measure up to 15 different parameters.


Great Accuracy

Reliable results for all hormone tests.

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Delivery of results in a short period of time.

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