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

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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Menstrual Cycle

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.

Hormonal Profiles Throughout the Menstrual cycle

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

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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Pregnancy

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

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.

*Product availability may vary from country to country and is subject to varying regulatory requirements.

1 Not available for sale in the U.S. or Canada
2 Under FDA review. Not available for sale in the U.S.