2:16 Hydroxyestone Ratio Test
Why Test 2:16 Hydroxyestone Ratio?
2-hydroxyestrone and 16-hydroxyestrone are metabolites of estrogen that are generated through Phase-1 and Phase-2 detoxification. 2-hydroxyestone is called the “good” estrogen and is associated with decreased cancer growth.
Conversely 16-hydroxyestone is a powerful estrogen metabolite and encourages cancer growth. Imbalance of the 2:16-hydroxyestone ratio has been linked to uterine, ovarian, cervical, breast and prostate cancers.