- Cortisol [awakening response]
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estrone (E1)
Saliva hormone test with various purposes depending on needs. It includes the measurement of the anticipated, and much needed burst-and-disperse morning cortisol activity. More below.
Sample Collection: 3 Saliva Samples; Sample 1(S1) taken 30 minutes from waking, S2 @60 min and S3 @90 min.
Instructions included with this kit.
- Progesterone/Estradiol ratios
- Coloured results coded graph.
- Reference ranges for all phases of the menstrual cycle
- Include personalized summary
- Include advice in cases where an irregular result is discovered
Used by date: 24 months from purchase.
Warning: Not suitable for people using prednisone/prednisolone therapy.
Simple 3 Step Process:
- Purchase test. Sent via Express Post same day Mon-Fri, <5PM AEST. Tracking number available on request.
- Perform simple saliva sample collection as per instruction provided.
- 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.
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What is CAR and why test it? The Cortisol Awakening Response test measures the rise in cortisol levels observed at 30 minutes post-awakening (approximately 35-60% above the waking value) followed by an expected decline one hour after waking. The behaviour of cortisol is an important physiological response to anticipation of the day ahead and is a key indicator of central stress response system health. The waking, 30 minute, and 60 minute cortisol results comprise something of a “mini stress test”.
Other tests included with the Full Hormone Profile With CAR Biohealth Kit
Low estradiol is linked with weight gain especially in the middle area, increasing the risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Left unchecked Estrogen deficiency can lead to bone loss and increased risk of fracture (osteoporosis). Estrogen is also thought to be neuroprotective and low levels due to menopause may affect cognitive function and increase the risk of dementia.
Progesterone regulates ovulation in females, and imbalances can cause infertility, weight gain, low sex drive and depressive symptoms. In Males progesterone plays a smaller role helping to regulate estradiol.
Testosterone typically declines with age, and that rate of decline can be measured using saliva. It is the free and active component of the hormone measured here and not the total. Excess testosterone can also cause problems. This snap shot test will identify abnormality which could and should be followed up.
DHEA-S testing 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.
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 considered a weaker estrogen than estradiol, circulating estrone levels in men are higher than those of estradiol.
Test time 6 working days. Test kits sent same day prior to 5Pm Sydney time, or Monday morning first thing.
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