Male Aging Profile Test
Tests Included: Estradiol E2, Cortisol, Testosterone, Estrone E1, DHEAs.
Overview: Levels of estradiol, testosterone, and DHEA-S typically lower as a man ages, whereas high cortisol levels can hasten symptoms associated with aging. [Edit: In some men estrogen levels fall with age, but in others they actually increase]. The role of estrone in men has only recently been acknowledged as underappreciated. Elevated estrone level is now known to be commonly associated with both incidental and existing diabetes in older men, as it is in women (I). Good balance in these four hormones can make a man feel more youthful.
Why use this test? You want to be sure these important hormones are behaving correctly. The results can be compared to the age range reference chart supplied. If imbalance is detected, you can take these results to your doctor for discussion. Slight irregularity can often be addressed by changes to lifestyle and diet.
Fasting Required: Yes – 10 to 12 hours, (overnight). as the hormones being tested are most active in the morning, we recommend performing the test 30 minutes from awakening. Instructions provided with all test kits.
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 Express Reply-Paid satchel included.
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF.
Detailed instructions included with this kit and a willing support desk waiting to assist.
No, it is not necessary to stop taking your supplements.
We now provide the ‘Measurement Unit Conversion Calculator’ with all results, and this can be used to compare results in various unit type.
The laboratory will not compromise themselves by testing saliva that is past its used by (too viscous). Their only concern is the accuracy of the results and the integrity of the laboratory. So when a sample turns up that has been delayed by Australia Post, and it isn't fit for testing, they have no hesitation in rejecting it, and we start the process over (at no cost to you).
More: The official position of saliva travel time is that saliva samples are good for (up to) 12 days, Despite the guidelines, each sample is assessed for suitability upon arrival prior to testing.