Hormonal Health – Process of Healing

The process of healing begins with discovering the problem. This can be easily accomplished by testing hormone levels.

Saliva Testing

Saliva testing is a convenient, inexpensive, and above all an accurate means of testing hormone levels. Unlike serum testing, this method measures bioavailable and active levels of hormones.

Saliva testing can be done in the convenience of your home. Saliva test is the best and most accurate way to measure the health of your adrenal glands.

Blood Spot Testing

Not all hormones and other indicators of health can be tested in saliva. Blood Spot Testing is a convenient method for measuring those indicators based on Vitamin D levels, Thyroid Hormone and antibody levels, as well as some other indicators of inflamation present in blood.

The convenient collection of blood from a tiny nick of the finger, allows for flexibility of testing at the right time of day. Blood Spot testing provides results on par with those from serum tests but without the cost and inconvenience of a conventional blood draw which is only recommended when absolutely necessary.

Working in collaboration with you and your physician, we can use the findings from these tests to recommend a customized treatment and preventive measures that may include diet and lifestyle changes, bioidentical hormones, supplements, and nutrients to support your health.

The following table compares saliva and blood spot testing:

Hormone or Analyte Saliva Blood Spot
Estradiol (E2) Checkmark Checkmark
Progesterone (Pg) Checkmark Checkmark
Testosterone, free Checkmark
Testosterone, total Checkmark
DHEA-S (DS) Checkmark Checkmark
Cortisol, AM (C1) Checkmark Checkmark
Cortisol, Diurnal (C1, C2, C3, C4) Checkmark
Estriol (E3) Checkmark
Estrone (E1) Checkmark
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) Checkmark
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Checkmark
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Checkmark
Insulin, fasting Checkmark
Triglycerides (TG) Checkmark
Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) Checkmark
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Checkmark
Total Cholesterol (CH) Checkmark
LDL Cholesterol Checkmark
HDL Cholesterol Checkmark
VLDL Cholesterol Checkmark
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) Checkmark
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) Checkmark
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO) Checkmark
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) Checkmark
Triiodothyronine (T3), free Checkmark
Thyroxine (T4), free Checkmark
25-hydroxy vitamin D2 Checkmark

References: http://www.zrtlab.com/http://usbiotek.com/

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