Our Amenorrhea Profile offers diagnostic testing that analyzes biomarkers, hormones, and genetic factors to assess potential underlying factors affecting fertility and menstruation.
Our streamlined sample collection process ensures convenience and comfort for our patients. We provide a comprehensive report that translates complex scientific findings into clear and actionable information, highlighting any identified hormonal imbalances, genetic markers, or potential underlying conditions contributing to amenorrhea.
- 🔘 FSH and LH – hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH) from the hypothalamus. These hormones are regulated by positive and negative feedback mechanisms involving the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, reproductive organs, and pituitary and sex steroid hormones in both males and females. FSH and LH are crucial in maintaining normal reproductive system functions. Abnormal levels of these hormones are linked to various pathological conditions. Increased FSH levels are associated with primary ovarian hypofunction in females, primary hypogonadism in males, and menopause. Decreased levels of FSH are linked to primary ovarian hyper-function in females and primary hypergonadism in males.
- 🔘 Prolactin – During pregnancy and lactation, prolactin levels can increase significantly. Elevated levels (>30 ng/mL) outside of pregnancy and lactation may indicate hyperprolactinemia. This condition can be caused by pituitary adenomas, hypothalamic disease, breast/chest wall stimulation, renal failure, hypothyroidism, or certain medications. Hyperprolactinemia can lead to galactorrhea and infertility in females, and impotence and hypogonadism in males. It is often caused by renal failure, hypothyroidism, and prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas.