Steroid profile is a complete diagnostic profile for male and female. AreYouHealthy provides this profile at Rs 2479 only. It has 4 profiles and 14 test elements. This profile is used to detect the cause of infertility and development disorders. To book this test, feel free to call us on +917289876363. Online booking is also available. You can do it by visiting our site www.areyouhealthy.in. The thyrocare agent will contact you to fix the appointment on an available slot. Pay the fees to our agent when he comes to the house for sample collection. We will update the test reports to the registered email id within 2-3 working days. For hard copies of reports, please pay Rs 75 extra.
Profiles included in steroid profile:
1. Steroid profile.
2. Vitamin D profile.
1. STEROID PROFILE:
It consists of 9 test parameters. Some of these parameters are Aldosterone, cortisol, estradiol, corticosterone, etc. the adrenal gland produces aldosterone. It affects the blood pressure and regulates potassium and sodium in the blood. Cortisol helps the body to fight against infection, monitor blood sugar, respond to stress, control blood pressure and metabolism. Estradiol helps the body in the growth of the uterus, vagina, breasts, etc.
2. VITAMIN D TOTAL:
Vitamin D Total test is used to determine if a person has a deficiency of Vitamin D. vitamin D has 2 forms, i.e., Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Source of vitamin D2 is fortified foods such as milk, cereals, dairy products. Vitamin D3 is made by the skin when a person comes in sunlight.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency:
1. Bone softness.
2. Bone weakness.
4. Bone malformation.
Vitamin D total test is suggested when a person is at high risk of vitamin deficiency:
2. Recently have gastric bypass surgery.
5. Less expose to sunlight.
6. Have dark skin.
The progesterone test is used to detect the cause of infertility, or to monitor the health of a pregnant woman. Progesterone helps to prepare a women’s body for pregnancy. It measures the level of progesterone hormone in the body. Progesterone is also present in males at a shallow level. It helps in the development of sperms.
Progesterone level is measured when:
1. Infertility assessment.
2. A woman needs progesterone replacement therapy to maintain her pregnancy.
3. A woman is not pregnant but experiencing uterine bleeding.
4. To monitor placenta and fetal health.
Low level of progesterone level indicates:
1. Ectopic pregnancy.
2. Miscarriage or fetal death.
3. Lack of menstruation.
4. Decrease function of ovaries.
High level of progesterone level indicates:
1. Adrenal cancer.
2. Ovarian cyst.
3. The rare form of ovarian cancer.
4. Overproduction of progesterone.
5. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
It is used to detect the level of testosterone in men and women. In men, it is used to diagnose erectile dysfunction. In women, it is used to identify the cause of masculine physical feature or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Testosterone level is used to evaluate condition such as:
1. Infertility in women and men.
2. Testicular tumours in men.
3. Decreased sex drive.
4. Pituitary disorders.
5. Early puberty in boys.
High level of progesterone in males indicates:
1. Testicular tumours.
2. Adrenal tumours that produce testosterone.
3. Early puberty in boys.
4. Use of androgens.
In females, a high progesterone level indicates:
2. Adrenal or ovarian gland tumour.
3. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia.