Salivary Hormones

Hormone imbalances are associated with numerous symptoms and health conditions. Assessing and diagnosing these changes are important to decrease unnecessary suffering and prevent degenerative diseases. Salivary testing has the benefit over serum testing in that it detects predominantly unbound active hormones, which are biologically available to their receptors in target tissues. The collection procedure is painless, stress-free and can be performed in the privacy of the home. In addition, salivary hormones are stable at room temperature and samples can be collected at any time of the day and at multiple time-points; a benefit especially important for hormones that have circadian or monthly rhythms.

Salivary Hormones Available for Testing:

  • A La Carte Testing
  • Male, Female, Comprehensive Profiles
  • Androstenedione
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA
  • DHEA-s
  • DHT
  • E1, E2 and E3
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • SIgA

Advantages of Salivary Hormone Testing:

  • Detect unbound, free, active hormone levels
  • Convenient and Non-invasive collection
  • Hormones in saliva are stable at room temperature
  • Specimen collection can occur at any time of the day
  • No special specimen handling required
  • Specimens can be collected at multiple time-points over a day or month

Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Hormone Imbalances:

  • Low sex drive
  • Depression & Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain and decreased muscle tone
  • Memory loss, foggy thinking & cognitive decline
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances
  • Hair thinning and loss
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease