A main protein made by the liver. A low level of albumin can indicate a problem with your liver or kidneys.
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver which binds to certain hormones including: testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and oestrogen. Levels of SHBG are altered by medications, disease, sex steroids and insulin.
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is synthesised and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and regulates the development, growth maturation and reproductive processes of the body.
Luteinising Hormone (LH) is produced and released in the anterior pituitary gland and is an important part of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone – it plays a huge role in the development of male reproductive tissues as well as promoting secondary characteristics such as muscle and bone mass, libido and growth of bodily hair.
This is the amount of free testosterone which is not bound to proteins like sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin.
Prolactin is a protein known for its role in enabling mammals, namely females, to produce milk.