- Tests for Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T), SHGB, DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S), Cortisol (C), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free Triiodothyronine (fT3), Free Thyroxine (fT4), Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
- Results Available in Just 5-7 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Review with Your Doctor
- Requires Blood Spot and Saliva Sample Collection
- 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
ZRT can create a fertility profile from blood or saliva by testing the levels of these hormones together. This, in turn, gives a comprehensive view of the fertility health as opposed to testing single hormone levels. Moreover, this method is cost-effective and easier.
These hormone blood saliva tests are a great option because:
Tests can be conducted at home as the samples can be collected at one’s convenience.
It makes more sense to test hormone imbalance together and not by singling them out as hormones work together
Why take the test for hormones?
Estradiol and Progesterone: Usually, Estradiol and Progesterone are two hormones that are measured together. The imbalance in these hormones is measured by checking their ratios to each other. For instance, women in their reproductive age have an excess of Estradiol as opposed to Progesterone and this explains the symptoms mentioned here:
- Endometrial hyperplasia
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Uterine fibroids
Ovarian insufficiency or Low Egg Reserve is indicated by low estradiol and progesterone on the 21st day of the menstrual cycle. When the same hormones are between normal to high levels in the luteal phase, it can be considered as a symptom of no ovulation, also called Luteal Phase Deficiency.
Testosterone: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), or Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), is one of the most common hormonal disorders. This endocrine disorder affects women of reproductive age and is said to be closely associated with insulin resistance. Further, it’s also said to affect metabolic syndrome, and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes. It’s hormonally indicated by high testosterone and normal-to-high DHEA-S, low progesterone, and normal-to-high estradiol during the luteal phase.
SHGB: SHGB is a protein, which is produced by the liver. It is used in response to the body’s exposure to estrogen. It also works when estrogen is introduced into the body from outside sources instead of getting produced naturally. SHGB binds to the circulating estradiol and testosterone in the bloodstream and acts as an indication of the body’s overall exposure to estrogens.
DHEA-S: DHEA-S levels can be used to check the adrenal gland function. These are produced by the adrenal glands and are associated with the immune function, just like Cortisol. Lower levels of DHEA adversely affect libido and lead to general malaise. Higher levels of the hormone lead to masculine effects in women as it metabolizes to androgens like testosterone.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Free Triiodothyronine, Free Thyroxine and Thyroid Peroxidase: As their names indicate, these hormones’ levels can indicate an imbalance in the thyroid gland functions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Feeling cold all the time
- Low stamina
- Low sex drive
- Weight gain
- High cholesterol
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH): High testosterone and DHEA-S, as well as high LH relative to FSH can indicate PCOS, which is linked to infertility in several ways.
High FSH and LH levels on day three of the menstrual cycle typically confirm premature ovarian failure and the onset of menopause. A typical pattern of day 21 hormone levels indicating signs of ovarian insufficiency would consist of low estradiol, low progesterone, and low testosterone. LH, DHEA-S, cortisol and thyroid hormones may or may not be normal.
Diurnal Cortisol: Stress raises the level of stress hormone cortisol, which can severely affect a woman's ability to conceive because of its direct negative impact on the endocrine glands ability to produce sex hormones (E2, Pg, T) and thyroid hormones.
- 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
- Fertility Data Sheet
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