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Female Active Hormones Test


Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEAs, Testosterone

Female Active Hormones Test

Hormones reported: Estradiol, DHEAs, Progesterone, Testosterone. [hormone definitions]

NB: If you are considering testing fertility hormones in preparation for pregnancy, we recommend either the G1 or G2 fertility test kits.

Why choose this kit? This kit may help pinpoint the cause of menstrual irregularities. DHEA and testosterone are types of androgens, which if higher than normal can disrupt fertility hormone balance and suppress ovulation. This kit may be helpful if you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and would like to monitor your DHEA and testosterone levels. Low estrogen levels in young women may be caused by eating disorders or over-exercise, and disrupt or stop menstruation.

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.

Process overview:

  • Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
  • Complete simple saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
  • Mail back to our certified lab (Express reply-paid parcel included).
  • Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
  • Receive your results by secure .PDF.

Instructions included with this kit.

Source: [S. Santosa, M. D. Jensen. Adipocyte Fatty Acid Storage Factors Enhance Subcutaneous Fat Storage in Postmenopausal Women. Diabetes, 2012; 62 (3): 775]

Is this the best test for reproductive hormones?

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.

I Am Using Hormone Replacement Therapy, How Does This Affect The Results And Can I Still Use The TestoChecker Kit?

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.

I am using hormonal birth control

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.

I am not cycling due to menopause, hysterectomy or amenorrhea (absence of cycles in reproductive-aged women)

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.

I Am Taking Vitamin/Mineral. Would this Affect The Test Results?

No, it is not necessary to stop taking your Vitamins.

"I just received notification that my sample arrived at the lab', will my results be ready today?"

 [Actual response 19.01.2019 / name removed]

"Hi X,

Oh no not today. I'm sorry if you had that impression. The sample is now safely in a controlled environment and testing has commenced. This is a rigid process that does have many steps. There are approximately 12 people working in that process using equipment worth many millions of dollars. It's very technical, and I won't pretend to understand it but this process takes approximately 6 - 10 days depending on how many hormones are being tested, and if melatonin is one of them (takes longer).

Another thing, and I hope I am not boring you here, is that any abnormal result will undergo retesting for the sake of accuracy. This adds a couple of days if required.

The only good news here is that the laboratory we use is obsessed with accuracy, and they don't give a toss' about wait time. We are the ones that stress out about that :-). We want our clients to get results as fast as possible and with this laboratory, we don't have to worry about the quality or integrity of the test, which is the most important thing at the end of the day.

So let's keep our fingers crossed you get these by the end of next week, I'll be keeping watch..

Hope that helps explain things and if there is anything else I'm here to assist.

Kind regards, Michelle

The TestoChecker Customer Support Team"