Hormonal Assays

The list below provides some examples of the articles available in the InsHeal Content Repository on some hormonal assays. For further details and sample articles, please reach out to us at: insheal@insiwi.co.in.

TestDescription of the Test
25-hydroxy vitamin D estimation 25-hydroxy vitamin D is a form of vitamin D. Deficiency of vitamin D results in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)ACTH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. It controls the secretion of cortisol by the adrenal glands.
Parathormone levelsParathormone, or parathyroid hormone is the hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands, small glands located in the neck behind the thyroid gland. It controls the levels of calcium in the blood.
Prolactin testProlactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that controls breast development and milk production in females. Abnormal prolactin levels may be noted in conditions like pituitary tumors, the intake of certain medications and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Total testosterone levelsTestosterone is the male sex hormone that is produced mainly by the testes in males. Diseases affecting the pituitary gland, the adrenal glands and the testes may affect the total testosterone levels.

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