- Tests for 10 Essential Hormones: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T), DHEA-S and Cortisol (Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night) in Women
- Results in Five Business Days Upon Receipt by the Laboratory
- FDA Approved and CLIA Certified
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
- Due to State Law, This Test Can Not be Shipped To NY State
The Labrix Women's Health and Breast Panel tests the levels of the following hormones:
E1 - Estrone
E2 - Estradiol
E3 - Estriol
Pg - Progesterone
T - Testosterone
D - Dehydroepiandrosterone (aka DHEA)
C - Cortisol (4 separate measurements)
In order to gain a broader perspective of hormone health, the Labrix Women's Health and Breast Panel tests a range of hormone levels across a range of times throughout the day. With the utmost convenience in mind, Labrix has engineered its tests to only require a small amount of saliva in comparison to other brands (1 ml of saliva compared to 7.5 for some other brands).
The saliva donor will get a much more comprehensive overview of hormone health from testing these hormones together rather than testing them one at a time.
FDA-approved and CLIA-certified, Labrix has a turnaround time of five business days from the time the laboratory receives the sample.
Labrix collection tubes are color coordinated, simplifying the process of taking multiple readings throughout the day. Straws are also provided to aid in sample collection and to reduce the risk of the saliva specimen being contaminated.
Why test for ... ?
Estradiol and Progesterone
These two hormones will often be measured together because their ratio in proportion to each other will indicate an imbalance. The following symptoms can indicate an excess of estradiol in relation to progesterone in reproductive age women:
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Fibrocystic Breasts
- Uterine Fibroids
Older women who use estrogen supplements by themselves can end up with a progesterone deficiency. This can lead to symptoms of estrogen dominance. These symptoms can include:
- Weight Gain in The Hips and Thighs
- Fibrocystic and Tender Breasts
- Uterine Fibroids
- Water Retention
- Thyroid Problems
Uncorrected estrogen dominance can lead to breast cancer, uterus cancer and it can also lead to insulin resistance.
During the onset of menopause ovarian estrogen and progesterone production declines, making testing even more important during this phase of life.
Excessive amounts of testosterone in a woman's body can lead to:
- Excessive Facial and Body Hair
- Oily Skin and Hair
In contrast, too little testosterone can lead to symptoms of androgen deficiency:
- Loss of Libido
- Thinning Skin
- Vaginal Dryness
- Loss of Bone and Muscle Mass
- Memory Lapses
Low cortisol levels can be an indication of adrenal fatigue, which is an impaired ability to respond to stressors. It can lead to body being vulnerable to poor blood sugar regulation and lead to poor immune system function.
On the other hand, chronically high levels of cortisol are a consequence of constant exposure to stressors, which has grave implications for long-term health. Chronically high levels of cortisol can lead to an increased risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
Low DHEA can lead to reduced libido and general malaise, while overly high levels of DHEA can have a masculinizing effects on women similar to high levels of testosterone.
In order to gain a broader perspective of hormone health, the Labrix Women's Health and Breast Panel tests a range of hormone levels. With the utmost convenience in mind, Labrix has engineered its tests to only require a small amount of saliva in comparison to other brands.
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