This at-home test measures important levels of the 3 major sex hormones that can affect your daily mood, weight, energy, quality of life and more.
- Tests for E2, Pg and T in Men and Women. See Image 4 for Hormone Specifics
- Results Available in 5 - 7 Business Days (From Lab Receipt)
- Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Learn From or to Review with Your Doctor
- Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping and Lab Fees are Included (Excludes International Orders)
- Exclusive ZRT Lab Partner
Testing Basic Hormones for Imbalances
By testing the levels of these hormones together, HealthConfirm can create a partial hormone profile for the saliva donor, which gives a more complete picture of health beyond testing a single hormone level. Testing multiple hormone levels at once is also more convenient and less expensive than testing single hormone levels.
This Hormone imbalance saliva test gives you a partial hormone profile, which can give you an idea of your hormone deficiency and health.
These hormone saliva tests are ideal for at-home use where people can perform the collection at their convenience. As hormones work together, it makes more sense to test them for imbalances together rather than testing a single hormone at a time.
Why test for these hormone levels?
Estradiol and Progesterone: For females, these two hormones will be measured together, as it is their ratio to each other that will indicate an imbalance. In reproductive age women, an excess of estradiol in relation to progesterone can explain the following symptoms:
- Endometrial hyperplasia
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Uterine fibroids
- Weight gain in the hips and thighs
- Fibrocystic and tender breasts
- Uterine fibroids
- Water retention
- Thyroid problems
Estrogen dominance that is not corrected can lead to cancers of the uterus and breasts, and insulin resistance.
The onset of menopause, when ovarian estrogen and progesterone production declines, can bring with it a new subset of symptoms from low estradiol levels, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Sleep disturbances
- Foggy thinking
- More rapid skin aging
- Bone loss
Even if testosterone levels are normal, symptoms can indicate a functional testosterone deficiency because of the effects of higher than normal estradiol levels.
Progesterone is present in men, but at much lower levels than women. As some men supplement with progesterone for various reasons, it can be useful to monitor that supplementation.
Testosterone: For women, excess testosterone is often caused by ovarian cysts and can lead to conditions such as:
Excessive facial and body hair
Oily skin and hair
Too little testosterone is often caused by excessive stress, medications, contraceptives, and surgical removal of the ovaries. This leads to symptoms of androgen deficiency, including:
Loss of libido
Loss of bone and muscle mass
In men, low testosterone levels are the primary indicator of male hypogonadism and andropause. Many things contribute to low testosterone levels, including high cortisol levels and high estrogen levels. Testosterone production in the testes is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, and so dysfunctions of the hypothalamus or pituitary can affect hormone levels, as well as the negative feedback effect of estradiol on LH levels to suppress testosterone production.
How does the Hormone Saliva Test Kit works?
You simply collect the saliva at home and ship it to the lab with the collection package provided (pre-paid and pre-labeled so no additional fees are required), where it is tested by professional lab technicians who then provide you with your results confidentially.
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
- Use this Signs & Symptoms Checklist to Determine the Appropriate Hormone Imbalance Test Profile
- Learn All The Details About Hormones and Read Sample Collection Instructions
- View Detailed Guide for Hormone Imbalance or Read the Hormone Glossary