This blood test measures Pregnenalone levels. Pregnenalone is produced by the adrenal glands and is known as the mother hormone because other steroids including testosterone and estrogen are derivatives of Pregnenalone. For this reason, optimal blood levels of pregnenolone are critical for a healthy hormone balance.

Research has shown that pregnenalone levels decline with age. Pregnenalone helps to improve cognition and improve memory as well as mood. Because of these effects on the brain, pregnenalone is also known as a neuro-active steroid hormone.

Test Preparation For Optimal Results:

If possible, have the lab collected early in the morning or shortly after waking. For comparison purposes, have subsequent labs collected close to the same time.

Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.