Hormone / Saliva Testing
There are several different ways of measuring the hormones in a person’s body. Most blood and serum tests look only at the level of hormones that arepresent in an individual’s tissues. This is known as “bound hormone levels.”
Saliva testing looks at the “unbound hormone levels” also known as “freefraction hormone levels” which are the hormone levels that are available tobe used by the body’s tissues. This provides a better idea of the levels ofhormones that are actually influencing the tissues, rather than just the levelof hormones that are present in the tissues.
The accuracy of saliva testing, together with its affordability, convenience,and the ability to collect multiple specimens makes saliva testing superior toblood testing.
Adrenal Stress Index
Assessing hormones released by the Adrenal glandsprovides answers related to:
- Energy Production
- Muscle/bone/joint health
- Sleep Quality
- Grain Intolerances
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sugar Balance
- Immune Health
- Thyroid Function
Bone Health Panel
Hormonal balance, nutrition, lifestyle and geneticsare all contributing factors to bone metabolism. This panel providesmeasurements of six key hormones in saliva—progesterone, estradiol,testosterone, cortisol, FSH and DHEA/DHEA-S—as well as the bone marker DPD in urine. Urinary and salivary assays provide bone resorption markersthat are present when bone loss is occurring.
Female Hormonal Panel
Many women suffer from hormonal imbalance inthe estrogen to progesterone ratio. The FHP can define the hormonal stateto provide specific insight for appropriate intervention to relieve hormonalimbalance and PMS-related symptoms.
Customized Hormone Therapy
Presently, female hormone therapy is not individualized to the needs of eachwoman, because current diagnostic tests do not provide sufficient data.Consequently, most women are empirically treated without regard to theirindividualized physiology and specific needs. The FHP allows a customizedtherapy to each female patient.
Male Hormonal Panel
Associated with puberty, the important malehormone testosterone reaches adult levels. For a long time it was believed that men maintain adequate levels of testosterone throughout their lives. Many men in their ﬁfties can experience a progressive decline in theirenergy, vitality, sexual performance and mental capacity. This decline hasbeen labeled “andropause.” The causes of andropause are believed to be areduction in testosterone and other androgens. The MHP tests the salivafor the varied hormones to determine a customized therapy program.
Menopausal Hormonal Panel
Literally, menopause means the cessation of the monthly menstrual cycle; it signals the end of a woman’s naturalchildbearing years. Menopause is neither a disease nor an illness—it is anatural and usually gradual change in glandular function. This transitionproduces a variety of bodily manifestations and symptoms, due to changesin the production of hormones and the timing of their release. The rightbalance of hormones is important to long-term emotional, mental and bodilyhealth.
Diagnostechs Laboratory is utilized for testing purposes. Please visit their website Diagnos-Techs for more details.