About This Hormone Test
- Cortisol X4 [Daily pattern]
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estrone (E1)
- Melatonin [Post waking. To confirm anticipated behaviour*]
Multi-point saliva cortisol test collection: 4 saliva samples are collected over the course of one day.
Test times: 30 minutes from waking, noon, 4pm, 8pm.
Fasting required: Fasting overnight for the first sample collection only. Advice regarding meal time / sample collection provided.
Warning. Not suitable for people using prednisone/prednisolone therapy.
Results for the Full Hormone Profile W/ Comprehensive Cortisol Test are formatted in both chart and graph form. Applicable hormone ratios included. Individual hormone Summary and Indication added when irregular result reported only.
Used by date: 24 months from purchase.
3 Step Process:
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Sent via Express Post same day Mon-Fri, <5PM AEST.
- Perform simple saliva sample collection and complete the included referral form.
- Post your sample and referral form back to the lab’ using the Express Post satchel. Tracking included.
Receive your hormone test results by secure .PDF to your designated email address.
Still unsure, see How to use TestoChecker.
Why use this hormone test?
Cortisol levels should peak in the morning and fall during the day in a distinct pattern. When this pattern is dampened and cortisol levels don’t rise properly in the morning, or stay too high at night this may be linked to symptoms of tiredness and disrupted sleep, chronic fatigue and other stress-related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia/pain, and cognitive dysfunction such as memory problems. The Full hormone Profile has varied applications. Combined with the well established Comprehensive Cortisol Test Kit, the Full Hormone Profile W/ Comprehensive Cortisol Test report data is used for a variety of purposes depending gender, age and needs.
*Melatonin anticipated behaviour. By the time we wake, levels of melatonin should be low by comparison to overnight levels. This is because the hormone cortisol arrives and it is powerful enough to antagonise melatonin, clearing it from the “picture”.This serves us by further reducing drowsiness overall in anticipation of the day ahead.
With this test, we expect to see some cortisol, and little to no melatonin dude to the time of day it is taken. Raised levels of melatonin (test results) could be symptomatic of a mild to severe sleep pattern irregularity, i.e. sleep disruption.
Consult with your GP if you’re concerned about your health, and or don’t know what to do.
Additional Hormones Tested [brief description]
Estradiol is the predominant form of estrogen. Estradiol imbalance can cause depression, increased body fat, decreased bone density and sexual dysfunction. In men, small amounts of estrogen are made as a by-product of testosterone conversion. It’s important that these levels remain low.
Progesterone regulates ovulation in females, and imbalances can cause infertility, weight gain, low sex drive and depressive symptoms. In men, progesterone can help balance the effects of estrogen which should remain steady.
Testosterone: Abnormally low levels of testosterone can decrease sexual performance, muscle and bone strength, and increase fatigue and depression. In males, testosterone is produced in the testicles and to a lesser degree in the adrenal glands. It helps build muscle tone, increases energy, contributes to a healthy libido, and aids in sperm production. Levels decline with age and with high stress in the body.
DHEA,s: Low DHEA-S levels will lead to reduced levels of other sex hormones and also can cause depression, loss of bone and muscle strength, and low sexual function. DHEA imbalance is important due to it's role as a precursor hormone.
Estrone: In premenopausal women, high estrone levels increase breast and endometrial cancer risk, while low levels can cause osteoporosis, fatigue, loss of libido and depression. The biologic role of estrone in men has remained unappreciated. Although estrone is a considered a weaker estrogen than estradiol, circulating estrone levels in men are higher than those of estradiol.
Melatonin: Helps control the sleep / wake cycle. Melatonin also regulates pathways central to the immune response and abnormal melatonin secretion alters the immune function.
More: The latest analytical technologies in hormone-detection assays are used in the laboratory to yield highly precise and sensitive test results. This means that very low levels of hormones can be detected with an accurate read-out of hormone concentration. As such one saliva sample can be portioned across multiple hormone tests allowing for combined testing and providing a more comprehensive hormone profile that is provided in a single report.
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.
Our Support Staff can assist.
Yes, however, if you plan on removing the IUD, at least 1 month should pass before using the TestoChecker Kit.
Generally speaking testing time is up to 10 working days. For more detailed information regarding testing time see here.