We Have partnered with LABRIX to offer Saliva Hormone Testing. You may order these at our online store. Just select the test you want, pay for it, we will send your order along with your kit. The kit will have instructions on collection.
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Saliva Hormone Tests
Are one of the simplest methods of measuring hormone levels is the saliva hormone test. Saliva tests are used to detect the levels of sex-hormones produced by the body. The saliva samples should be collected in the morning, afternoon, evening and before bedtime to accurately measure your cortisol levels, which fluctuate throughout the day. Measuring cortisol levels provides an accurate assessment of symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
These additional hormone tests will not only help your physician get a clear picture of your hormone levels, but also allows your physician to tailor a personalized wellness program that addresses your individual needs.
The Comprehensive Panel: 8 Tests
E2, Pg, T, DHEA, am, noon, evening and pm Cortisols Comprehensive Hormone Panel is the starting point for initial assessment of hormonal status and endocrine function and includes estradiol (E2), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and four cortisols. This panel is useful with male and female patients because it looks at the full diurnal cortisol pattern; it is especially important in patients who are experiencing the following symptoms in addition to the symptoms listed for the Basic Hormone Panel:
Comprehensive Plus Panel: 10 Tests
E1, E2, E3, Pg, T, DHEA, CX4: am noon, evening and pmThe Comprehensive Plus Panel expands on the Comprehensive Panel and includes estrone (E1) and estriol (E3) plus the Estrogen Quotient. The Estrogen Quotient (EQ) is a simple ratio of the cancer protective E3 to the proliferative estrogens E1 and E2. The EQ provides an assessment of breast cancer risk, with a lower number (<1.0) indicating increased risk, and a higher number (>1.0) signifying a lower risk. For maximum protection, an optimal EQ is >1.5. Because the research on the Estrogen Quotient and the protective properties of estriol has not been done with men, this panel is currently recommended for women only.
This panel should be considered for patients who have:Increased risk of developing breast cancer
• History of breast cancer or other hormonally sensitive cancers
• Personal or strong family history of autoimmune disease
• PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
Short Comprehensive Panel: 6 Tests
E2, Pg, T, DHEA, and am/pm Cortisol.
This assessment is useful in men and women whose primary symptoms are related to sex hormone imbalances (elevated or depressed E2, P or T). The abbreviated adrenal panel that includes DHEA and the AM and PM cortisol levels provides a brief assessment of the level of involvement of adrenal dysfunction. Additionally, this condensed panel (like the Basic Hormone Panel) is often used for re-evaluation 2-3 months after hormone replacement has begun to monitor therapeutic values. The Short Comprehensive Panel should be ordered if the patient is suffering from:
• Sleep Disturbances
• Family history of breast cancer
• Brain fog
Basic Hormone Panel: 5 Tests
E2, Pg, T, DHEA, and am Cortisol.
The Basic Hormone Panel provides a basic evaluation of the sex hormones and a brief glimpse at adrenal function with the AM cortisol level. This panel is useful when retesting patients who have begun hormone therapy, but we encourage use of the Comprehensive Panel for initial evaluation. The Basic Hormone Panel is the minimal test recommended for symptoms that include:
• Hot flashes • Breast tenderness• Irregular menstrual cycles• Vaginal dryness• Uterine fibroids• Increased facial/body hair
Decreased libido • Reduced muscle size • Metabolic Syndrome• Prostate problems
Adrenal Function Panel:
DHEA & 4 diurnal Cortisols: am, noon, evening and pm.
This panel provides a comprehensive view of adrenal function and includes 4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day as well as DHEA. Symptoms that would indicate ordering this panel include
• Fatigue • Nervousness • Weakness • Sugar cravings • Insomnia • Dizzy spells • Headaches • Decreased stamina • Irritability• Fibromyalgia
Diurnal Cortisol Panel:
4 Diurnal Cortisols: am, noon, evening and pm. This panel is similar to the Adrenal Function Panel, but would be used in patients who do not require DHEA testing.
*Note: All saliva samples are frozen and kept for 25 days beyond receipt to enable additional testing. If preliminary values indicate a more comprehensive panel, missing hormones can be
Note: Direct to Consumer Lab Testing Services is not permitted in the following states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode
Island. Unfortunately we are not able to provided lab testing to these states.