Premenopause Hormone Profile (208)-BioHealth Kit (DO NOT USE)

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 17 saliva samples, one upon waking collected every other day, beginning on the second day of the menstrual cycle.

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Specimen Collection Instructions: Place ice gel pack flat in your freezer and freeze for at least 36 hours. This test requires the use of a digital thermometer (not included). This test monitors biochemical activity over a specific period of time. Do not deviate from the collection schedule indicated on the patient worksheet. If you forget to take a sample, stop collecting. Wash your vials out with water and let them air dry. Start over on your menstrual cycle. If you are collecting saliva sample for more than one test on the same day, you must wait a minimum of 30 minutes between collections. Unless instructed otherwise by your clinician, avoid taking any hormones on the day you begin collection. Collect saliva before taking any medications or supplements.

Description: Suitable levels of female sex hormones at proper times are required to: develop a follicle in the ovary, cause it to rupture at ovulation, nourish the endometrial lining of the uterus to prepare it for implantation of the embryo, stop maturation of another follicle during that same cycle, and cause the uterine lining to shed if an ovum is not fertilized.

By mapping the menstrual cycle using this panel, difficulties with the timing, distribution and output of estradiol and progesterone are uncovered and can be addressed.