Guiding Medicine for Millions of People
Hormone testing is one of the top three diagnostic tests in medicine today. Testing for testosterone and estradiol alone helps detect and treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Androgen deficiency in men
- Cancer and other diseases of the breast
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hypothalamus and pituitary disorders
CDC has successfully standardized test measurements for testosterone and estradiol. However, test variability still exists for other high-priority hormones like thyroid.
What’s at stake? Healthcare and quality of life for millions of Americans.
As just one example, more than 20 million Americans are estimated to have some type of thyroid disorder, according to the American Thyroid Association. Too little thyroid causes extreme fatigue, depression, weight gain, and forgetfulness; with too much, muscle weakness, vision problems, and the autoimmune disorder Graves disease may result.