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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Chollet
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Estriol (Definition)

There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of ...Read more


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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: estriol?

What is the definition or description of: estriol?

A form of Estrogen: There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of estrogen hormones as possible. ...Read more

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What does low estrogen and estriol levels signify? I'm 39 healthy female.

What does low estrogen and estriol levels signify? I'm 39 healthy female.

Just remember:: The timing of when the labs were drawn is of critical importance in interpreting them. During the first week after menses (or during the menses or right before menses, the estrogen levels will be very low- and that is normal). Ideally, hormone levels are checked on day 21-23 of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried bioidentical estradiol and estriol ?

Has anyone tried bioidentical estradiol and estriol ?

Every day: Estradiol plus estriol in a cream is generally called bi-est. It is part of what a lot of docs use when they are treating you with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Vaginal dryness: Estriol cream works great to help vaginal dryness in women who are post-menopausal, especially when they are sexually active. The partnership may become positively effected from a woman getting relief from vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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51 female, used estriol cream. After 1 month, my hair began falling out! i read some convert estrogens to androgens. What tests should I ask doc for?

51 female, used estriol cream. After 1 month, my hair began falling out! i read some convert estrogens to androgens. What tests should I ask doc for?

Can test androgens: But Estrogens don't/can't be converted into androgens (it's the other way around, the androgens get converted into estrogens). But your doctor can test your androgen levels. Unfortunately, hair loss is a difficult problem to diagnose the cause of and to correct. Usually thyroid and iron levels as well as biotin levels can be checked. ...Read more

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AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN AFP MOM 0.87 HCG MOM 1.24 UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51 WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?

AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN
AFP MOM 0.87
HCG MOM 1.24
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?

What is the question: I don't understand what you are saying and what you are asking. Please rephrase your question. What condition are you worried about? How would it help you to know the risk factor to some condition? If we get a clear questions, perhaps more of us will have an answer for you ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more