Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
The following drugs, herbs and dietary supplements may influence levels of
hormones reported in this test: melatonin (at doses greater than 5 mg),
ketoconazole, cimetidine (Tagamet), anastrozole (Arimidex), letrozole (Femara), exemestane (Aromasin), digoxin, antiepileptics, Chrysin, Apigenin, and Tribulus terrestris. Let your physician know about these and any other medications, herbs, and supplements that you have used in the past 3 months. Do not change use of supplements or medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Your collection schedule is based on the first day of your menstrual cycle
(the day menstrual blood flow begins). If you are not experiencing periods, you may start on any day.
It is important that you collect saliva during the specified time frame.
One hour prior to collection do not eat, brush or floss your teeth, use mouthwash, chew gum or use any tobacco products. You may drink ONLY water during this time.Results:
7-10 Business days Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.Description:
This test analyzes 11 saliva samples over a 28-day period for the levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone, providing clues about premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, menstrual irregularities, and osteoporosis.