Endocrine Assessment

An overview of the test

Tests carried out as part of the initial examinations of men and women seeking fertility treatment are called "endocrine assessments." An initial endocrine assessment, often called an endocrine profile, is a blood test to measure the levels of several hormones in the blood that may cause various endocrine disorders or infertility. The hormones include 

  • Oestradiol 
  • Progesterone
  • Prolactin
  • Testosterone, 
  • Thyroid function
  • Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • and luteinizing hormone (LH)

About the test

An endocrinologist uses endocrine assessment

  • To determine the levels of various hormones in the patient's body.
  • To make sure the endocrine glands are functioning properly.
  • To determine what is causing an endocrinological issue.
  • To verify a prior diagnosis.

An endocrine test helps in diagnosing various specialities and hormonal diseases, such as

  • Pituitary, thyroid, adrenal bone, and parathyroid (a gland located next to the thyroid gland)
  • Neuroendocrine tumours (in cells of endocrine and nervous systems)
  • Carcinoid tumours (slow-growing neuroendocrine tumours)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology.

Preparing for the test

Before visiting the endocrinologist, it is important to prepare beforehand and jot down a few things. Things to note may include:

  • Carry a copy of all the medical records. For instance, diabetes lab tests or other medical records of kidneys, brain, etc.
  • Note down all the symptoms you are experiencing as these might help the doctor identify the endocrine system abnormalities.
  • Write down your blood sugar levels.
  • Prepare a list of all the medications you take, the dosages, and timings as well. Also, tell the doctor about your allergies, if any.
  • If you are likely to forget when meeting the doctor, write about your medical family history.
  • List all your recent vaccinations, for instance, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, and the ones for flu or pneumonia.
  • Write down all the questions you want to ask your doctor. This makes sure every important point is covered during the assessment.
  • Tell your doctor about recent activities that might be causing stress or depression. As stress or depression often affects blood sugar levels.

What to expect from the test?

On the visit to the endocrinologist, the following things are involved

  • Measurement of height and weight.
  • Measurement of blood sugar levels and pulse.
  • Examine the teeth for mouth infections and the skin on the hands and feet for skin infections.
  • Checking of heartbeat and lungs.
  • Inquiry about the current symptoms, medical history, and eating habits.
  • Questions regarding what your blood sugar levels typically run or what medications you take for diabetes.
  • Blood and urine tests.
  • A head-to-toe exam.

The doctors or endocrinologists at the fertility hospital in Varthur will provide you with the best consultation and treatment plan. You can book your consultation at the fertility hospital in Varthur.

Possible results of the test

The abnormal results of the endocrine assessment are

  • Reduced hormone production and secretion. 
  • Altered hormone metabolism and biological activity. 
  • Decreased hormone responsiveness of target tissues.
  • Changes to circadian rhythms.

The abnormal results may indicate the following

  • Diabetes-Type 1, 2, and Gestational
  • Recognition and Management of Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity management
  • Bone Health and Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid disorders,
  • Lipid disorders
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Growth disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Hormone replacement therapy 

Visit the fertility hospital in Varthur for dedicated dieticians who offer lifestyle and dietary guidance for people with endocrine disorders, including information and education about insulin.

When to see a doctor?

The following conditions or symptoms may indicate the need to visit an endocrinologist:

  • Fatigue.
  • Vision changes.
  • Too much hunger and thirst.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Weight gain or loss without trying.
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Excessive hair growth.
  • Changes in the menstruation cycle.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Feeling cold.

It is necessary to address these symptoms and seek medical consultation. You can visit the fertility hospital at Varthur for the best and earliest assessment and treatment.


Endocrine assessment refers to blood tests performed as part of pre-fertility treatment research, including IVF, to measure various hormone levels. In addition to being impacted by conditions like chronic stress, strenuous exercise, and specific other medical conditions or medications, these hormones can also be abnormal if fertility is reduced. Identify symptoms and seek medical consultation.

Request an appointment at

Apollo Fertility, Varthur, Bangalore

Call 1860-500-4424 to book an appointment.

1. What is an endocrine disorder?

An endocrine disorder occurs when the levels of hormones are too high or too low, or a malfunction in the hormone's production line occurs.

2. What is the consequence of an endocrine disorder?

Endocrine disorders, if untreated, may worsen the symptoms. It may even have an impact on growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, and mood because they affect hormones.

3. What is the most common endocrine disorder?

The most common endocrine disorder is thyroid goitre. It is distinguished by an enlargement of the thyroid during regular hormone production.

4. Why endocrine assessment is done?

An endocrine assessment is done to determine a patient's body's levels of several hormones to make sure the endocrine glands are functioning properly.

5. Do I need to fast for an endocrine blood test?

Your doctor may advise you to fast for at least eight hours (overnight). This implies that throughout this time, all you should be doing is drinking water and taking whatever drugs you are currently taking.

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