Hormones tested: Estradiol [E2], DHEAs, Progesterone, Testosterone [Includes Progesterone/Estradiol ratio]
Fasting Required: Yes – 1 hour. [Revised July 2019]
Collection time: AM recommended
Used by date: 24 months.
Why Choose This Hormone Test?
Reasons may include:
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.
Test time is currently NOT affected by the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis.
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Now sent via Overnight Express.
- Perform simple saliva sample collection and complete included referral form.
- Post your sample and referral form back to the lab’ using the Overnight Express satchel. Tracking included.
- Receive your hormone test results by secure .PDF to your designated email address.
Postage guaranteed and instructions provided.
Laboratory – NutriPATH®.
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