About This Test
Hormones Reported: Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S, Estradiol (E2), Melatonin, Estrone (E1), Progesterone and Testosterone.
Sample Collection: 4 sample collections at specific times over a single day. Detailed instructions supplied.
Fasting required: Fasting overnight for the first sample collection only. More detail 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]
How It Works (Steps)
- 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’ using XPRS reply-paid satchel. Tracking ability included.
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF.
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.
Instructions included, and a willing help desk able to assist.
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.
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