Hormone Testing

Female Hormone Testing: 

The female hormone cycle is responsible for the preparation and reception of possible pregnancy each month, but affects women’s well being in many ways that go beyond childbearing. An imbalance in feminine hormones in a woman of childbearing years can cause emotional unrest, PMS, painful periods, infertility, and depression, among other symptoms. For women approaching menopause and even post-menopause, symptoms such as hot-flashes, insomnia, irritability, and anxiety are common, even “normal,” but reflect an imbalance in the female hormones that is relatively easy to correct. These tests offer a clear picture of what is happening with the key feminine hormones at each stage of life, and provide the necessary information for correcting and balancing the daily and monthly levels of each, creating a lasting sense of health and well being. Often these are done in conjunction with the Functional Adrenal Stress Profile.

Expanded Premenopause Hormone Profile:  This comprehensive analysis includes 17 saliva samples taken over the course of an entire menstrual cycle.  Unlike commonly used hormone testing, which takes a single blood sample on a single given day during the cycle, this test reveals an in-depth analysis of the entire hormone cycle for both estrogen and progesterone, as well as taking two testosterone samples during the cycle.  Based on a comprehensive understanding of the entire cycle, it is possible to correct imbalances in timing, production, and distribution of the hormones.             

Female Hormone Profile:   This test is used to establish baseline levels of hormones in the post-menopausal woman; hormone levels on a particular day of the menstrual cycle in pre-menopausal women; and to monitor the efficacy of adjunctive hormone therapies.        

Functional Adrenal Stress Profile plus V:   This test consists of four saliva samples taken during one day, and is designed for as a baseline analysis of adrenal function and hormone levels for most teenage and adult women, and is often the best test for post-menopausal women as well.  It can also be used for men who suspect that their hormone levels are out of balance.  This test provides Cortisol x 4, 2 averaged DHEA-S, estradiol, estriol, testosterone (AM), melatonin (bedtime), progesterone (bedtime).