Three Generations of Women

5 Health Tests That Give Women Answers To Their Health

May 30, 2023


Women are taking the lead as the primary healthcare decision-makers of their families - From arranging health appointments to making medical decisions. An article published by Johns Hopkins University Press found that women make approximately 80% of healthcare decisions for their families, often putting their family members’ healthcare needs ahead of their own. Women are more likely to research health-related information and follow up on treatment plans for family members.


If you’re responsible for the healthcare decisions for your family and putting off your healthcare needs, you may be putting your health at risk. Labcorp OnDemand is here to help you focus on your health with easy, convenient health tests that give trusted, reliable results. Here are five easy ways to stay on top of your health.


1. Start with a full picture of your overall health

Understand your overall health with a comprehensive set of tests to help alert you to common concerns like diabetes and heart disease. Our Women’s Health Test screens for the same common conditions as tests your healthcare provider would order at an annual wellness visit.

2. Feeling extra tired? Test for fatigue

You make healthcare decisions for yourself and your family—on top of everything else. If you’re constantly feeling tired or drained (and it’s not getting better), it may be time to investigate your chronic fatigue symptoms. There is no blood test to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) however, our Fatigue Test can shed light on any chemical or functional imbalances that may be causing your fatigue symptoms.

3. Test your thyroid levels

Your thyroid is a small but mighty gland, with it has a big impact on your health and well-being, influencing how fast your heart beats and how quickly your body burns calories. It even affects your mood and fertility. 


Our Standard Thyroid Test measures both thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and Free T4 (thyroxine) in your blood to assess your thyroid function. Our test lets you and your healthcare provider know where your levels are.

4. Track your hormone levels

Are you between the ages of 45 and 55? Have you started noticing symptoms like night sweats, vaginal dryness and/or mood swings? It could be related to other lifestyle factors—or it could be perimenopause, the first stage of menopause. 


If you’ve noticed confusing changes and symptoms, our Menopause Test can help you get some answers. It measures Estradiol (E2), Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and Progesterone which fluctuate during menopause and could be causing your symptoms.

5. Stay up to date with routine screenings


Staying current on your checkups and screenings is an incredibly powerful way to advocate for your own health. Based on your age, there are recommended screenings to assess your overall well-being. Check out our list of recommended screening tests based on your age and discuss them with your healthcare provider. Those at higher risk for certain types of diseases or cancers may require additional screening:



We’re your ally 

Women are driving healthcare decisions in the home, but it’s important that these decisions don’t come at the expense of your own health. To help you prioritize your own health, we’re proud to offer our suite of Labcorp OnDemand health tests and other educational resources to help live your healthiest life.