Reproductive Hormone Assay
Reproductive Hormone Assay. Understanding the physiology of reproductive hormones, recognising pathology and knowing what tests to order, when to order them and how to interpret the results can be daunting. Hormone tests provide important information when applied appropriately, but often they are used without a clearly thought out diagnostic pathway, or in response to patient demand, rather than being tailored to the right patient in the right situation. In such situations, hormone tests will, at best, be of no clinical use, and at worst, lead to anxiety and uncertainty. We look at some of the more common applications of hormone tests in the general practice setting.