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This test now incorporates the Multi-Point Saliva Collection Method [MSM]. To see more about this click on the banner to the right.
About This Test
Hormones reported: Estradiol [E2], DHEAs, Progesterone, Testosterone.
MSM Collection: A total of five samples are required to be collected in separate tubes over a two hour period, i.e. one sample every 30 minutes. It is best if you start in the morning approximately 30 minutes from waking. Detailed instruction included.
Why Choose This Test?
Adolescent ACNE Identifying Cause. This kit is used in an effort to identify the cause of facial and body ACNE in young adults. ACNE can be an indication of androgen hormone imbalance which can be treated, and possibly corrected. Better outcomes are more likely when early intervention occurs.
Identifying Menstrual Cycle Irregularity. DHEA and testosterone are types of androgens, which if higher than normal can disrupt fertility hormone balance and suppress ovulation. Low estrogen levels in young women may be caused by eating disorders or over-exercise, and disrupt or stop menstruation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hormone Observation. One of the major hallmarks of polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS] is elevated androgens (including testosterone and DHEA-S) and many women with PCOS experience severe acne. This kit may be helpful if you have been diagnosed with PCOS and would like to monitor your DHEA and testosterone levels. Please note this test kit is not intended as a diagnostic tool for PCOS.
Fasting Required: Yes – 10 to 12 hours. We recommend performing this test 30 minutes from awakening due to fasting requirements but also as this is the time of day these hormones are most active. Instructions included in all kits.
– Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
– Complete saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
– Deliver your samples & included Referral Form to the nearest approved collection center. [900 available nationally]
– Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
– Receive your results by secure .PDF email.
Instructions included with this kit.
Source of information cited: [S. Santosa, M. D. Jensen. Adipocyte Fatty Acid Storage Factors Enhance Subcutaneous Fat Storage in Postmenopausal Women. Diabetes, 2012; 62 (3): 775]
No, the G1 and G2 Fertility Hormone test kits are suited for this purpose. They include relevant instructions and (optimal test date) ovulation charts designed to help.
Yes, but the following information should be taken into account. Hormone medication such as DHEAs, progesterone and estrogens known as bio-identical hormones, will interfere with the test results no matter what form they are used in. The results will reveal your current levels. If you are either starting or ceasing HRT ie: cream, gel, troche, pessary, it is recommended that you wait 3 to 4 days before using the TestoChecker Kit.
If using hormonal birth control, such as oral contraceptives, then the sex hormones will be suppressed to prevent ovulation. This means that the timing of hormone testing can occur at any time. If oral contraceptives are ceased it is recommended to wait until the second cycle before testing sex hormone levels.
Testing can occur at any time of the month. If using topical (applied to the skin) HRT or supplementation, saliva testing should not occur on the same day as this may give false results.
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