Hormone levels that are too high or too low can significantly affect your health. Hormone tests are used to help diagnose a number of endocrine conditions, including underactive or overactive thyroid. Monitoring levels over time is also used to assess existing conditions and identify potential new ones.
Testing hormone levels in females can also establish baselines for hormones such as estrogen and progesterone and can help diagnose menopause. Some of the symptoms of menopause can be physically uncomfortable and are treatable by hormone replacement therapy.