Female Hormone Profile-BioHealth Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Saliva

Sample Collection: Single vial collection upon waking on any day during the menstrual cycle

Collection Instructions: Place the ice gel pack flat in your freezer and freeze for at least 36 hours. On day of collections do not drink caffeine, alcohol or smoke, unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. For one hour before collection, do not brush your teeth, floss or use mouthwash. Do not eat or drink anything except water. Unless instructed otherwise avoid taking any hormones on the day of collection. Collect saliva before taking any medications or supplements.

Analytes Reported: DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Testosterone, Progesterone

Results: 10-14 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.

When taking any hormone, it is important to test to see whether the hormone is having the desired effect in the body (in part because hormone supplements can be converted in the body to other hormones). For example, an estrogen problem may be worsened with testosterone supplementation.

When a patient is on supplemental hormones, her hormone levels should be rechecked using this test to be sure that her testosterone levels have risen as planned. In such cases where medical therapy is not improving hormone levels other therapies can be explored.