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What is a (M3) Malady Medication Monitoring Panel?

The Malady Medication Monitoring Panel (M3 Panel) measures the levels of certain medications in your blood to ensure they are safe and effective. This test helps avoid dangerous side effects by verifying that the dosage is correct, ensuring the medicine is working as intended while preventing potential harm.

What is PSA (Total) Prostate-specific antigen?

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by both normal and malignant cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in your blood and is primarily used to screen for prostate cancer. Elevated PSA levels can indicate prostate cancer, but they may also result from other prostate conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostatitis.

What is Ferritin?

Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron and is the primary form in which iron is stored in the body. The ferritin test measures the amount of ferritin in your blood to help determine your body’s iron stores. This test is crucial for diagnosing conditions related to iron levels, such as iron deficiency anemia or iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis.

What is a (CBC) Complete Blood Count?

This test is used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection, and leukemia. A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including red blood cells, which carry oxygen and white blood cells, which fight infection.

What is a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)?

This is a group of 14 tests that measures several different substances in your blood. The CMP provides information about the status of basic metabolic functions. Both liver and kidney function are assessed along with electrolyte levels.

What is HbA1c Hemoglobin A1C?

This test measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) attached to hemoglobin. A1C measures how your glucose fluctuates over time. The lower the value the more consistent blood sugar levels remain.

What is a Lipid Panel?

This is a common blood test to monitor and screen for your risk of cardiovascular disease. The panel includes HDL, LDL, cholesterol, and triglycerides with a calculated LDL/HDL ratio for risk factors.

What is Sed Rate?

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (also known as ESR) is a simple blood test that helps detect inflammation in the body.

What is TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is released from the pituitary in response to low levels of thyroid hormone. TSH communicates to the thyroid gland to release the thyroid hormones: Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism. Quantifying TSH is the first step to diagnosing thyroid function and disorders.

What is FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone?

This test measures the level of follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) in your blood. FSH is made by your pituitary gland, a small gland located underneath the brain. FSH plays an important role in sexual development and functioning. In women, FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries.

What is LH Luteinizing Hormone?

Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a glycoprotein hormone that is co-secreted along with follicle-stimulating hormone by the gonadotrophin cells in the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary). Luteinizing hormone is a part of a neurological pathway comprised of the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and gonads. LH is responsible for signaling the Leydig cells to produce testosterone in men. This hormone identifies primary and secondary hypogonadism, and LH levels along with FSH, regulates women’s menstrual cycles.

What is Free T3 Free Triiodothyronine?

T3 is the active thyroid hormone that regulates body temperature and metabolism. The free T3 is the amount directly available to exert its impact on the body that is not bound to the protein thyroglobulin.

What is SHBG?

SHBG’s primary role is to bind up androgens and transport them around the body. The higher the SHBG present the lower amount of free testosterone is available to interact with the body directly.

What is Androstenedione?

Androstenedione is a compound formed in the production of testosterone and estrogen. It is made in the adrenal glands and gonads (testes in males and ovaries in females). It is an active hormone with effects like those of testosterone. Testosterone is the major male sex hormone, or androgen. Androstenedione is metabolically converted to testosterone and estradiol in the body. Androstenedione levels also fluctuate during a woman’s menstrual cycle allowing the patient to better understand the rhythm of the cycle as well as identify hormone metabolism errors. For patients receiving HRT therapy, androstenedione is high when testosterone therapy is too high.

What is Aldosterone?

This test is used to measure how much of this hormone, which is produced by the adrenal glands, is in the blood. This hormone plays an essential role because it helps to regulate the levels of potassium and sodium that are in the body. As a result, blood pressure levels are balanced, as are electrolyte levels. Two per cent (2%) of all hypertensions is caused by primary or secondary aldosteronism, which creates an excess of this hormone.

What is Cortisol?

This test measures the level of cortisol in your blood, urine, or saliva to see if your levels are normal. Cortisol is a hormone that affects almost every organ and tissue in your body. It helps your body respond to stress, reduce  inflammation, regulate blood sugar and metabolism, and helps your body control blood pressure. Cortisol levels can be utilized to diagnose Cushing’s or Addison’s disease which are associated with excessive or low cortisol levels.

What is Corticosterone?

Stress can enhance the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPI) axis, which causes the adrenal cortex to secrete corticosteroids to combat stress. As the two most important hormones, corticosterone and cortisol are widely used as the main biomarkers to reflect the degree of stress. The main effects are seen through the impact of stress on emotional memories as well as long term memory. Corticosterone is also the direct precursor of aldosterone giving insight into hormone metabolism. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. The human body stores cortisol in its inactive form, which is cortisone. The body can then quickly convert cortisone into cortisol in response to stress through an enzymatic pathway. Low levels of cortisone indicate adrenal fatigue, which means the body will not be able to produce cortisol on demand as needed in response to stress or pain.

What is 11-Deoxycortisol?

This test is useful in diagnosing patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency which is the second leading cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and primary (adrenal failure) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH deficiency) adrenal insufficiency.

What is DHEA?

DHEA is the most abundant adrenal steroid in the body. Sex steroids often circulate as DHEA where they are converted into androgens or estrogens in their target tissue. DHEA levels decline with age leading to a loss of energy and mental focus. DHEA levels determine the androgen to estrogen balance in women’s health and as a marker for polycystic ovary syndrome.

What is DHEA-Sulfate?

This test identifies the source of excessive androgen; aids in the evaluation of androgen excess (hirsutism and/or virilization), including Stein-Leventhal syndrome and adrenocortical diseases as well as congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal tumor. DHEA-sulfate works as a mild androgen in women and excess levels can lead to PCOS in women.

What is DHT?

This test measures the level of a hormone known as Dihydrotestosterone . DHT is an androgen, which is 5x more androgenic than testosterone. Elevated levels in women can lead to irregular cycles, hirsutism and PCOS. Increased levels of DHT are one of the primary causes of hair loss in men and women. Furthermore, high levels of DHT can lead to elevated BPH in men.

What is 11-DOCC?

This test is useful in diagnosing patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency (second leading cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and primary (adrenal failure) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH deficiency) adrenal insufficiency.

What is Estradiol?

Estradiol is the most potent form of estrogen in the body. This is a female hormone, produced primarily in the ovary. The amount of estrogen produced depends on the phase of the menstrual cycle. Men also produce estradiol, but only very small amounts. As women age, estradiol decreases and estrone increases leading to post-menopausal symptoms. Low levels of estradiol can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis.

What is Estriol?

This prenatal test is part of a triple marker or quad marker screening that helps detect birth defects. A quad marker screening test measures the hormones estriol and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Various levels of estriol occur at different trimesters of pregnancy. Estriol is the weakest of the estrogen metabolites.

What is Estrone?

Estrone is a major estrogen metabolite. Levels begin to favor estrone in women as they approach menopause as they produce less estradiol. Monitoring the ratio between estradiol and estrone helps to understand the hormonal changes occurring in women throughout the aging process. This test could determine if you have an increased risk of menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes or low libido, which can be caused by low estrone. High levels could contribute to reproductive cancers, such as in the breasts or uterus.

What is 25-OHVitamin D3?

This test measures the level of vitamin D3 in your blood. Seventy (70%) of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Abnormal levels of vitamin D can indicate bone disorders, nutrition problems, organ damage, or other medical conditions.

What is Progesterone?

This test measures the level of progesterone in the blood which is a hormone made by a woman’s ovaries. Progesterone levels surge during ovulation and are part of what regulates the menstrual cycle. Progesterone plays an important role in pregnancy. It helps make the uterus ready to support a fertilized egg. Progesterone also helps prepare breasts for making milk. During pregnancy progesterone surges to cause the fertilized egg to implant into the uterus.

What is Pregnenolone?

Pregnenolone is the parent hormone and the first hormone produced from the cleavage of the fatty acid side chain of cholesterol. Most hormones are produced from it. This test aids in diagnosing a condition known as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a group of disorders in which the body is deficient in one or more of the enzymes required to produce steroid hormones. Elevated levels of pregnenolone typically indicate that one or more of these enzymes is deficient. Low levels of pregnenolone have been associated with anxiety and pregnenolone supplementation has been studied in the treatment of cannabis use disorder.

What is Testosterone?

This test measures the level of testosterone in your blood. It is measured as total testosterone, either alone or in combination with free testosterone and/or bioavailable testosterone. Testosterone is mainly produced by the male testicles. It is also produced by the adrenal glands in both males and females and, in small amounts, by the ovaries.

What is Free Testosterone?

Most often, testosterone is attached to proteins. The proteins prevent tissues from using the testosterone right away, which helps control the amount of “active” testosterone in the body. Testosterone that’s not attached to proteins is called free testosterone.

What is 21-Deoxycortisol?

This test is useful to diagnose patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency (second leading cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and primary (adrenal failure) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH deficiency) adrenal insufficiency.

What is PSA?

Prostate Stimulating Antigen (PSA) is a biomarker produced by the prostrate gland in men. PSA can indicate if there are any irregular growth patterns or enlargement of the prostrate. While an elevated PSA is a marker for prostate cancer, an elevated PSA can be the result of prostatitis or benign prostrate hypertrophy (BPH). A sudden rapid increase is typically indicative of infection, but a gradual increase over time can be more indicative of prostrate cancer or BPH. As a biomarker, PSA is most effective by establishing a baseline and following the number over time.

What is 17a-OH Progesterone?

A cortisol deficiency can occur in people who lack the appropriate enzymes, which can lead to a buildup of 17-OH progesterone in the blood. High levels of 17-OH progesterone can indicate a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is a glandular disorder that results in the adrenal glands being unable to create sufficient cortisol, and it may increase the production of male sex hormones called androgens. Furthermore, this hormone can be utilized to further determine a woman’s menstrual cycle.