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Hormone levels

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:

References

Meisenberg G, Simmons WH. Extracellular messengers. In: Meisenberg G, Simmons WH, eds. Principles of Medical Biochemistry. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 15.

Sluss PM, Hayes FJ. Laboratory techniques for recognition of endocrine disorders. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 6.

Spiegel AM. Principles of endocrinology. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 222.

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    Many different hormones found in the body can be tested through blood or urine collection.

    Hormone levels

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    • Hormone levels

      Hormone levels - illustration

      Many different hormones found in the body can be tested through blood or urine collection.

      Hormone levels

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    Review Date: 5/13/2019

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