16a-Hydroxyestrone (Post-menopausal)

Optimal Result: 0.5 - 5.3 ng/mg Creat/Day.

What does it mean if your 16a-Hydroxyestrone (Post-menopausal) result is too low?

Lower levels of 16-OH-E1 are associated with a lower risk of certain cancers. Low levels may be due to low levels of unconjugated estrogens. Evaluation of unconjugated estrogens for supplementation may be necessary to regain normal levels of 16-OH-E1.

What does it mean if your 16a-Hydroxyestrone (Post-menopausal) result is too high?

Higher levels of 16-OH-E1 are associated with a higher risk of certain cancers and other negative markers of breast health in females. Elevations in 16-OH-E1 may be due to increased metabolism from estrone or a sluggish HSD17B enzyme, keeping 16-OH-E1 from converting into estriol.

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