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Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing

HORMONE TESTING

SALIVARY HORMONE TESTING

Saliva hormone testing is most useful for uncovering hormone imbalance. For example: discovering a woman has insufficient progesterone to balance high estradiol levels or; that high cortisol levels are interfering with the action of progesterone and testosterone. Once a hormone imbalance has been uncovered, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy can be instituted.

Scientific studies have shown a strong correlation between steroid hormone levels in saliva and the amount of hormone in the blood that is active or “bioavailable.”

It is this fraction of total hormone that is free to enter the target tissues in the brain, uterus, skin, and breasts. Unless it is a private practice, conventional medical doctors do not generally offer this test as it is not covered by the federal government.

Salivary hormone testing recognized by the American Association of Endocrinology as the gold standard for determining the most accurate levels of:

  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol

Saliva testing is a painless, convenient, inexpensive, and above all, an accurate means of testing steroid hormones. We provide you with the test kit and you provide the sample from home and drop it in the mail. Hormones in saliva are exceptionally stable and can be stored at room temperature for up to a week without affecting the accuracy of the result. This offers maximum flexibility in sample collection and shipment.

SERUM HORMONE TESTING

Serum is the most accurate measure of hormone analysis for:

  • Thyroid (TSH, fT3, fT4, rT3)
  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LSH)
  • Androstenedione
  • Among others

Depending on what is needed, we offer complete or individual hormone tests for diagnostic assessment.