Simply put, Endocrinology or Endocrine Profile is the study of endocrine glands.
Endocrine glands are a group of glands in the body which secrete hormones. The purpose
of the secreted hormones is to evoke a specific response in other cells of the body
which are located far away. We utilize very specialized lab tests to help pinpoint
the underlying cause of your health problem.
Are you concerned about menopause? osteoporosis? The cause can be pin-pointed by
utilizing these specialized tests involving the thyroid, the adrenal glands, and
the male and female reproductive systems.
It Requires When-
- Endocrine profile When couples present with infertility
both partners require evaluation.
- Women with regular periods are unlikely to have
an endocrine problem.
- In women with erratic cycles, it may be more appropriate
to co-ordinate endocrine tests with ultrasound monitoring of ovarian activity.
- Commonly tests done are Serum LH, FSH, Prolactin,
Thyroid function tests etc.