About This Test:
Hormones reported: Estradiol (E2) Testosterone, DHEAs, Cortisol X 2 (AM), Estrone (E1)
[Test time is currently NOT affected by the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis. April 2020]
Fasting Required: Yes – 1 hour. We recommend commencing this test 30 minutes from waking due to fasting requirement but also as this is the time of day these hormones are most active. Instructions included in all kits.
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.
About this test.
Overview: Levels of estradiol, testosterone, and DHEA-S typically lower as a man ages, whereas high cortisol levels can hasten symptoms associated with aging. In some men estradiol levels fall with age, but in others they actually increase. Hormone testing is used to identify hormone irregularity, and for this multi point test, saliva is perfectly suited.
Cortisol: This test includes 2 saliva collections [30 min from waking and again 1 hour from waking] measuring the expected morning cortisol “burst” which we require to prepare us for the day ahead. Cortisol plays a major part in our stress-response system, triggering adrenaline release when the situation requires for it. Malfunctioning cortisol productivity can lead to reduced capacity to handle stressful situations and occasionally spontaneous aggression Night-time Cortisol productivity will inhibit / suppress melatonin causing sleep disruption. Results can be shared with your GP.
Why Estrone (E1) is included in this test? The role of estrone (E1) in men has only recently been acknowledged as under-appreciated. 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.
Processes differ from State to State with advantages to each. PLEASE NOTE: All customers now have access to Contact_Free_Testing.
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Instructions included with this kit.
We now provide the ‘Measurement Unit Conversion Calculator’ upon request. Email Support and include the Measurement Unit Types you require.
Simply purchase more than one kit. Use each saliva kit and mail it back for testing when you choose. One of the advantages of saliva testing is that it allows for you to replicate the conditions under which the sample is provided, including the timing of your test, allowing for optimal consistency.
Generally speaking testing time is up to 10 working days. For more detailed information regarding testing time see here.