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:
5-HIAA 17-OH progesterone 17-hydroxycorticosteroids 17-ketosteroids 24-hours urinary aldosterone excretion rate 25-OH Vitamin D Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) ACTH stimulation test ACTH suppression test ADH Aldosterone Calcitonin Catecholamines - blood Catecholamines - urine Cortisol level Cortisol - urine DHEA-sulfate Folicle stimulating hormone (FSH) Growth hormone HCG (qualitative - blood) HCG (qualitative - urine) HCG (quantitative) Lutenizing hormone (LH) LH response to GnRH Parathormone Renin Pregnanediol Progesterone - serum Prolactin PTH-related peptide RT3U Secretin stimulation test Serotonin T3 T4 Testosterone Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
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Review Date: 08/11/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.