Reproductive Health

Siemens’ commitment to reproductive endocrinology has provided the industry with assays and systems to meet the needs of patients throughout their lives.

Puberty marks the beginning of the reproductive years of life. A comprehensive menu is crucial for diagnosing various clinical conditions associated with puberty such as delayed and precocious puberty, primary amenorrhea, hypogonadism, hyperandrogenism, hyperprolactinemia, and hypothyroidism.

Siemens Assays for Puberty*

Adrenarche
DHEAS
Androstenedione

Gonadarche

FSH
LH
Progesterone
Testosterone

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The menstrual cycle controls female fertility. It influences and is influenced by serum hormone levels, which impact bone health and many other aspects of female physiology. Siemens extensive offering of hormone assays is an essential element in assessing various conditions associated with menstrual cycle dysfunction including secondary amenorrhea, anovolatory cycles, hyperandrogenism, hypogonadism, and hyperprolactinemia.

Levels

The monthly menstrual cycle prepares an egg for maturation, ovulation and fertilization. The human menstrual cycle comprises three phases:

  • Follicular Phase—initiates the growth and maturation of an ovarian follicle, which actually begins during the last few days of the previous luteal phase
  • Ovulatory Phase—the interval in which the LH surge induces ovulation
  • Luteal Phase—the last portion of the cycle that prepares the endometrium for implantation of a fertilized ovum


Siemens Assays for the Assessment of the Menstrual Cycle*

Androstenedione
DHEAS
Estradiol
Progesterone
Testosterone
SHBG
FSH
LH

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Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve conception after one year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to maintain a viable pregnancy until birth. Approximately 40 percent of infertility clinic patients are diagnosed with anovulation. Those who suffer from ovulatory failure due to hormonal abnormalities generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Hyperprolactinemic, with or without gonadtropic abnormalities
  • Hypogonadotropic
  • Hypergonadotropic
  • Normogonadtropic

Fortunately, medical advances have made it possible for many infertile couples to bear children. Siemens offers a complete solution with every assay required in a fertility portfolio on a single platform. Women can get results quickly and take appropriate action, therefore increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.


Siemens Assays for Treatment of Infertility*

Evaluation of women’s infertility
Androstenedione
DHEAS
Estradiol
FSH
LH
Progesterone
Prolactin
SHBG
Testosterone
TSH

Evaluation of Men’s Infertility
Androstenedione
DHEAS
Estradiol
FSH
LH
Prolactin
SHBG
Testosterone

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During pregnancy, a fascinating evolution takes place in the body not only anatomically, but biochemically as well. It is critical to have the proper menu to identify infertility, ensure conception and promote a successful birth.

Siemens Assays for Pregnancy Monitoring*

AFP
Unconjugated Estriol
FSH
hCG
Free Beta hCG1
LH
PAPP-A2

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Aging is an inevitable part of life. Reaching menopause and andropause is a gradual process and usually takes years to complete. During this time, hormone levels can fluctuate and change dramatically, causing various biochemical and physiological alterations. Proper measurement of steroid levels is invaluable in managing clinical conditions associated with aging.

Siemens Assays for Evaluation of Menopause*
DHEAS
Estradiol
FSH
LH
SHBG
Free T4
Testosterone
TSH

Siemens Assays for Evaluation of Andropause*
DHEAS
FSH
LH
SHBG
Testosterone

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For additional information on Siemens’ broad range of instruments, assays, and solutions, contact your local Siemens representative or send us an email.

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