Category: Specialty Labs

Urine Testing to Monitor Transdermal Estrogen Creams or Gels

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc.  In this blog, you will see the data that has led us to the following conclusions about monitoring transdermal estrogen: Serum and urine (DUTCH) testing can be used to monitor transdermal creams and gels. Clinical parameters tested in the research (bone loss, vasomotor symptoms, FSH suppression) parallel… Read More »

Diurnal Fluctuations in Norepinephrine & Epinephrine

Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek – Republished with permission from ZRT Laboratory Stress has become a synonymous, integral even, accompaniment of life in our fast-paced world. Generally regarded as “distress,” our bodies struggle to re-establish physiological integrity at certain times, such as after working long hours, or when we have insufficient exercise, sleep and nutrition. Driven by… Read More »

Digestion & Absorption: Pancreatic Elastase 1 (PE-1)

Written by and republished with permission from Genova Diagnostics   PE-1 is a proteolytic enzyme exclusively secreted by the pancreas. Analyzing fecal PE-1 is a useful, non-invasive way of evaluating pancreatic exocrine function and identifying exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). Low values of PE-1 indicate EPI, which is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms and… Read More »