Testing hormones in Australia was once a tricky prospect. Finding a GP who was willing to investigate potential conditions like adrenal irregularity or Cushing’s disease, or to simply help rule out hormonal imbalance proved too difficult for most.
“Sorry, no referral no hormone test”
This reluctance on the part of GP’s however provided a boost to naturopathic practitioners, who welcomed the opportunity to provide by-the-hour consultations which would include the vital paperwork (referral) which is necessary to perform laboratory hormone testing in Australia.
The misconception that we needed practitioners to have our hormones tested was reinforced over time. In essence, practitioners who had correctly associated ‘Hormone Health’, to our ‘Wellbeing’, held the key to hormone testing in Australia.
It is the view of TestoChecker® that some people have sought the assistance of practitioners reluctantly, and the sole reason for doing so was to obtain the otherwise elusive Pathology Referral Form. Note we use the word “some”, as many others would disagree. Nonetheless, it’s a point worthy of consideration in our view.
You guessed it right, DIY hormone testing saves money
In case you missed the point here: DIY hormone testing saves money by not having to pay your own practitioner to arrange the referral form.
DIY hormone testing in Australia is about taking the first step ourselves (and saving money), beginning our own investigations which will form part of our unique electronic health data should we wish. Sure, any irregularity discovered can and should be discussed with suitably qualified specialist healthcare practitioner. But can we really justify the expense of including them unless we do actually have a problem?*
How can I test my hormones in Australia?
Self-service hormone testing in Australia has experienced a growth-spurt in recent years thanks to improved access and seamless convenience.
Anyone above 18 years of age and residing in Australia can access Contact-Free DIY hormone testing. Put simply, it has never been easier to test and track the balance of sex hormones. Which is great because the importance of healthy hormone balance isn’t lost on the general population. A population that has started questioning the rush by our healthcare providers to prescribe mood-enhancement treatments rather than committing to thorough investigation of the endocrine system first.
An investigation that can only be undertaken by a specialist, but one which could be ‘triggered’ by a discovery we make.
What do we do? TestoChecker® provide a one stop, one cost, self service model connecting people to quality pathology here in Australia. Utilising Australia Express Post to send the test, and the sample(s). All completely Contactless and with the Item Delivery Guarantee.
….No travel, No appointments 🙂
Coronavirus [COVID19] remains an ongoing concern and any opportunity to reduce or minimize unnecessary personal contact outside of your immediate family and friends is considered wise. Do it yourself hormone testing in Australia using TestoChecker is completely Contact-Free. That means no traveling, no appointments, no dropping anything off to a collection center!
NO! – ‘DIY’ Doesn’t mean we don’t need our Doctor
The point often made by doctors themselves is that we may actually see too much of them already. DIY saliva hormone testing is one investigation most of us have the skill to undertake ourselves anyhow. In many cases, such as for those people living in remote areas of Australia, it’s the only way.
Who can we trust & for what? We can trust our family doctor will be there in the event we find hard evidence of hormonal imbalance. We can trust the National Association of Testing Accreditation [NATA] experts will enforce Laboratory adherence to the ridiculously high standards one would expect. Likewise, we can trust TestoChecker® to monitor the lab-test-process (non-scientific of course) as well as keep clients informed, stopping only when the hormone test results are successful delivered.
You see, while customer service may not be the priority for a laboratory, it most certainly is for us here at TestoChecker Hormone Test Kits®. We invite you to test us out!
Thanks for reading.
Author: Guy Saywell
Employee @ TestoChecker Hormone Test Kits®
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