Urinary Hormone Testing
Urinary hormone analysis by Genova Diagnostics.
Urine testing is very useful for monitoring hormone levels including thyroid, growth hormone, and aldosterone as well as testosterone, estrogens, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, and their metabolites. In addition, with urine testing we can assess the activity of osteoporosis and whether the patient's hormones are being converted into safe or dangerous compounds. If a problem is detected, we can then intervene.
For women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or men with a family history of prostate cancer, this test is essential. Often, there is a familial tendency for certain liver enzymes to process estrogens incorrectly resulting in toxic, cancer-causing metabolites. Urine hormone analysis and the estrone test can detect this condition and steps can be taken to repair this abnormality. These patients will benefit from a nutritional supplement program that targets these defective enzyme systems, moving them toward normal function, and hopefully reducing the risk for hormonally related cancer.