Hormone Testing: Selecting the Right Profile for Your Complex Patient


Throughout life, hormones play a crucial role in maintaining health. The proper balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are essential for optimal muscle and skin tone, bone health, libido, fertility, weight management, energy levels, and a regular menstrual cycle. Imbalanced hormones affect a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that can negatively affect the quality of life and may increase the risk for hormone-related diseases including osteoporosis, breast and endometrial cancer, and heart disease.

The identification and targeted treatment of hormonal imbalances, using customized hormone therapy, targeted nutritional supplementation, and/or diet and lifestyle recommendations, can improve symptoms, enhance quality of life, and decrease risk. Using case reviews, this webinar will discuss hormone specimen selection – urine, saliva, and blood – to help meet the individual needs of patients and clinical objectives. This webinar will discuss how to use comprehensive laboratory testing in the management of hormones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the differences between specimen options
  • Identify and manage hormonal imbalances
  • Explain the interplay of the difference components of the endocrine systems (thyroid, sex hormones, and adrenals)

Stephen Goldman, DCStephen Goldman, DC

Stephen Goldman, DC, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts. He received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College, where he also served as a member of the faculty.

Following 25 years of family practice in Los Angeles, where he worked largely with athletes and patients concerned with optimal health, Dr. Goldman relocated to Asheville and joined the Medical Education team at Genova Diagnostics.

As a Medical Education Specialist, Dr. Goldman provides educational support to physicians and also authors medical education support materials.