Hormone Test Detail:
Hormones tested: Estradiol (E2), Testosterone, DHEAs, Cortisol X 2, Estrone (E1)
Hormone test results include individual hormone summary.
Expiry date: 2 years 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 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 cortisol irregularity may be corrected via 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 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.
Cortisol: This test includes 2 saliva collections in the morning 30 minutes from waking, and one hour from waking. 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). We need this boost to prepare us for he day ahead.
Please note: Should you wish to change the sample collection times for cortisol you can. Simply mark the collection times on the tubes as usual, and the correct comparisons will be applied in your results charts and graph.
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 Estrone (E1) is included in this test? 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).
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Now sent via Express Post 7 days a week.
- 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 to your designated email address.
This test is performed by NutriPATH®.
Used by date: 24 months from purchase.
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.