Hormones - Saliva or Blood

When testing female hormones by either saliva or blood, the woman’s cycle day that the sample is collected is very important. If the woman is cycling, the best collections days are 19, 20, and 21. If the woman is not cycling, the collection may be done on any day.

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SALIVA

Testing hormone levels through saliva measures the level of bioavailable hormones in target tissues which better correlates to symptoms of hormone deficiency and excess. For this reason, salivary testing gives us a nice, non-invasive option for monitoring hormone therapy. The most popular of these hormone tests are the Female/Male Saliva Profile 1 and Female/Male Saliva Profile 3 by ZRT Laboratory.

  • Female/Male Saliva Profile 1: Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEA, Testosterone, Morning Cortisol
  • Female/Male Saliva Profile 3: Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEA, Testosterone, 4X Cortisol

These tests come with a complimentary pharmacist consultation to explain the results and guide you with any lifestyle and nutritional supplement decisions. We are also happy to work with your medical practitioner if you need pharmaceutical support.

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BLOOD

Your medical practitioner will order blood work when you go in for your physical or sick visit to help determine your health status. In Texas, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals now have the opportunity to order tests on your behalf for times when you want to follow up on the success of your nutritional and pharmaceutical protocols.

  • Female/Male Hormone Panel Basic: Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone Free and Total
  • Female/Male Hormone Panel Complete: Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone Free and Total, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Morning Cortisol

Once you have your results, schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacists (fees apply) and we can help explain your results and guide you with any lifestyle and nutritional supplement decisions. We are also happy to work with your medical practitioner if you need pharmaceutical support.