The Women’s Hormone Lab saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. Saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.
This lab measures hormones from a convenient single morning sample, which represents the peak of daily hormone production – the optimal time to measure. Specimens are examined for levels of estradiol, progesterone, cortisol and DHEA.
Patients with hormone imbalance may present with:
- Weight loss or gain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Loss of libido
- Changes in hair and skin
- Hot flashes