The most accurate and convenient form of testing
Physicians Lab exclusively uses LC/MS/MS Technology. This intricate instrumentation is unequivocally the finest instrument to quantitatively measure and distinguish analytes of similar structures, masses and binding behaviors, including steroid hormones.
Comparisons of RIA/ ELISA (methods routinely used to measure hormones) with GC-MS and LC/MS/MS have shown RIA and ELISA hormone results are much less accurate due to cross-reactivity between steroid hormones that can produce false elevations of up to 60%.
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