About This Test:
Cortisol X4 [24hr]
Estradiol (E2) X1
Estrone (E1) X1
Melatonin X1 [AM]
Test time is currently NOT affected by the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis. April, 2020
Fasting required: Fasting overnight for the first sample collection only. Advice regarding meal time / sample collection provided.
Why test the Cortisol Daily Pattern?
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. Take this test to see if your symptoms may be related to a disrupted cortisol secretion pattern.
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.
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Now sent via Express Post 7 days a week.
- 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.
This test is performed by NutriPATH®.
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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.
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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.
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