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Saliva Hormone

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Millions of women suffer from hormonal imbalances. Whether fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, weight gain, heavy painful periods or depression, these symptoms can lead to more serious problems if misdiagnosed. Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified.

There are several levels of testing you can do to interpret your hormonal status and identify imbalances, with saliva testing being one of the better to ways to look over your main types of hormones, and more affordable than the more comprehensive DUTCH testing.

What is included?
  • Nutripath Female saliva profile (basic) - $140 (see sample test)

    • Oestrogens - E1, E2 & E3​

    • Progesterone

    • Testosterone

    • DHEA

  • Nutripath Female saliva profile (extensive) - $172 (see sample test)

    • useful in suspected PCOS with unclear diagnosis, androgenic hair loss/alopecia, hirsutism

    • Oestrogens - E1, E2 & E3​

    • Progesterone

    • Testosterone + androstenedione (

    • DHEA

  • Nutripath Adrenocortex Stress & Female Basic  - $214 (see sample test)

    • Useful for assessing both the main female reproductive hormones and adrenal hormones ie with high-stress levels or suspected adrenal fatigue

    • DHEAs (6-8am)

    • Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)

    • E1, E2, E3

    • Progesterone

    • Testosterone

DUTCH Hormone Testing

HORMONES TESTED - 

Oestrogens - 

  • E1, E2, E3, 2-OH-E1, 4-OH-E1, 16-OH-E1, 2-Methoxy-E1, 2-Methoxy-E2, 2-OH-E2, 4-OH-E2

Progesterone - 

  • b-Pregnanediol, a-Pregnanediol 

Androgens - 

  • DHEA-S, etiocholanolone, androsterone, 5a-DHT, and testosterone

Adrenal Hormones - ​

  • Daily free cortisol pattern (x4 over 24 hour period)

  • Daily free cortisone pattern (4)

  • Cortisol metabolites (a-THF, b-THF)

  • Cortisone metabolites (b-THE)

  • DHEAS

Sleep hormones - 

  • Melatonin

Markers of oxidative stress

  • 8-OHdG

Nutritional Markers - 

  • B12, B6 and glutathione

Neurotransmitter metabolites

  • Dopamine (HVA)

  • Norepinephrine/epinephrine (VMA)

Saliva Hormone Testing

HORMONES TESTED - 

Oestrogens - 

  • E1, E2, E3 (basic and extensive profile)

Progesterone - 

  • progesterone (basic and extensive profile)

Androgens - 

  •  testosterone (basic profile)

  • testosterone, Androstenedione (extensive profile)

Adrenal Hormones - ​

  • DHEA (basic and extensive profile)

  • Optional add on - Daily free cortisol pattern x4 over 24hr period (Adrenocortex Stress & Female Basic )

Serum Blood Hormones

HORMONES TESTED - 

Oestrogens - 

  • E2

Progesterone - 

  • progesterone

Androgens - 

  •  testosterone

Adrenal Hormones ​(not commonly requested by GP's)

  • DHEA

  • Morning cortisol x 1

Who would benefit?

Women seeking help with - 

Saliva Testing Cost $385
1 Week turnaround for results
Simple at-home saliva test

How to order

Saliva hormone testing needs to be ordered and interpreted by a qualified practitioner. We discuss the appropriateness of this testing for you at your initial consult.

After we order the saliva test for you, you will receive your test kit in the mail with instructions on how to collect your samples and return them in the reply-paid envelope. Your sample will be sent to Nutripath Laboratory in Melbourne with the results arriving in approx 1 week.

Test results will then be sent to me, and we will reschedule a consult to go over those results (we share screen via zoom so we walk through these visually together) and to adapt or create your treatment plan taking into account your results and all the other information we have gathered about you.

For any questions or to decide the best route forward for your health goals send me a message below.