Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
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.Results:
10-14 Business DaysAnalytes Reported:
Estradiol and TestosteroneDescription:
Estradiol is the primary estrogen, produced in the ovaries and released by the egg follicles to trigger the rest of the reproductive cycle. It is an important modulator of hormone activity in both men and women, with numerous clinical applications, including fertility, obesity, sleep disorders, and sexual dysfunction.
In men, testosterone affects sexual features and development. It is essential for normal sexual behavior, sex drive, healthy erections, and sperm production. Women rely on testosterone to maintain libido, bone density, and muscle mass throughout their lives. In both sexes, it affects many metabolic activities such as production of blood cells in bone marrow, lipid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, and liver function.
The combination of these two tests are important for monitoring DHEA supplementation.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.