Genova Diagnostics Menopause

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Genova Diagnostics Menopause


Menopause™ is a noninvasive salivary hormone test that examines three specimens for levels of ¿-estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, and testosterone. Results can be used to identify hormone imbalances contributing to menopausal symptoms as well as various systemic disorders. Identification of hormonal imbalances enables the practitioner to customize a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) program.

Following menopause, a marked decrease in estrogen production can result in distinct changes in female physiology. Dramatic reductions in hormone levels or imbalances between estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can lead to:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginitis
  • Dyspareunia
  • Impaired memory
  • Altered lipid metabolism
  • Accelerated aging of skin

By the time a woman reaches menopause, her total estrogen production has typically declined by 70-80% and her androgen production by 50%. Reduced hormonal levels are associated with increased risk for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. In addition, potential functional impairments include:

  • Immune regulation
  • Mood control
  • Glycemic control
  • Sex drive
  • Cognition

Establishing baseline hormone measurements of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone is critical in determining the need for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Hormone levels may be normal, indicating that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not needed.  Reference ranges are based on non-supplementing post-menopausal women.  Excess levels of estradiol, estrone, or testosterone may signify a higher risk of breast or endometrial cancer.

Test Type: Saliva Test

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Depending on your insurance this lab may or may not be in network with your insurance. Pricing for the lab is dependent on if your insurance is in network and the pricing reflected above for this test is the copay price only for patients who are in network. For patients whose insurance is not in network we do offer direct pricing. Please call us @ 832-415-0376 if you need information on our direct pricing.  Payment plans/financing options are available

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