Table 2.

Plasma hormone concentrations among 2,000 premenopausal women in the NHSII

Plasma hormoneNMedian (10th–90th percentile)
Follicular estradiol, pg/mL1,40546.7 (22.1–101)
Luteal estradiol, pg/mL1,533134 (72.4–237)
Follicular free estradiol, pg/mL1,3690.58 (0.30–1.18)
Luteal free estradiol, pg/mL1,5171.69 (0.93–2.86)
Follicular estrone, pg/mL1,42540.6 (25.0–67.7)
Luteal estrone, pg/mL1,58084.3 (51.1–142)
Follicular estrone sulfate, pg/mL444661 (299–1,517)
Luteal estrone sulfate, pg/mL4491,454 (573–3,326)
Luteal progesterone, ng/dL1,5961,397 (250–2,695)
DHEA, ng/dLa476614 (346–1,127)
DHEAS, μg/dLa1,24486.9 (39.5–163)
Testosterone, ng/dLb1,96723.5 (14.2–36.8)
Free testosterone, ng/dLb1,9080.20 (0.10–0.37)
Androstenedione, ng/dLb62799.6 (60.1–164)
Prolactin, ng/dLb1,30314.5 (8.3–28.7)
SHBG, nmol/Lb1,92664.6 (32.5–116)
  • aLuteal/untimed.

  • bAverage of follicular and luteal measures, or untimed.