Test Kit Detail
- Estradiol (E2)
- Testosterone (unbound)
- Cortisol X 2 (see why below)
- Estrone (E1)
Sample collection: Two saliva samples are collected 1 hour apart post wakening (AM). (waking +30min, +90min)
Test results include:
- Individual hormone summaries
- Coloured results coded graph
- DHEA/Cortisol ratios
- Comparison charts for age and gender
- Clinical advice where irregularity is discovered
Additional reference ranges (age groups) have been added to the testosterone results. (August 2021)
Expiry date: 24 months from purchase.
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 with all kits.
Why use this test?
This is a useful test for people who seek reassurance that these important hormones are in an optimal state. The test results can be compared to the age range reference chart supplied. If imbalance is detected, follow up can be arranged. Slight cortisol irregularity may be corrected via changes to lifestyle and diet.
Our 3 Step Process:
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Now sent via Express Post.
- 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 at your designated email address.
Male Baseline Hormone Panel – Overview:
Our levels of estradiol, testosterone, and DHEA-S typically lower as a Man ages, whereas high cortisol levels can hasten symptoms associated with ageing. 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.
Why test Cortisol?
The Male Baseline Hormone Panel test includes 2 saliva collections in the morning 30 minutes from waking, and one hour after that (waking +30, +90). At this time of day, we hope to see cortisol at its most active, with an expected increase in cortisol output between samples of (approximately 35-60% above the waking value). It’s important because we need this boost to power-up and prepare us for the day ahead.
Cortisol also plays a major part in our stress-response system, triggering the release of adrenaline when the situation or environment requires for it. Malfunctioning cortisol productivity can lead to reduced capacity to handle stressful situations and in some cases spontaneous aggression. Night-time cortisol productivity will inhibit / suppress melatonin, causing sleep disruption.
Why test Estrone?
The role of estrone (E1) in men has recently been acknowledged as under-appreciated and is currently under study. Men who have endured prostate cancer treatment (testosterone lowering medication regimen) are advised to monitor estrone as it has the potential to rise. Elevated estrone (not estradiol as previously thought) level is now known to be commonly associated with both incidental and existing diabetes in older men, as it is in women (I).
The Male Baseline Hormone Panel test is performed by NutriPATH™.
Source: I – 1. Chang AM, Halter JB. Aging and insulin secretion. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2003;284:E7–E12
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.
More questions about hormone testing answered here.
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