Estradiol-Ayumetrix Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 1 Saliva sample

Lab: Ayumetrix

Results: 5-7 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.

Special Instructions: Do not drink alcohol on the day you collect your samples. Do not smoke or use tobacco, drink anything, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not consume dairy products, acidic or sugary foods within 30 minutes before you collect a sample.

Description: Estradiol acts mainly as a growth hormone for the reproductive structures in females. In addition, estradiol works in conjunction with progesterone during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Low estrogen levels can cause low libido or diminished sex drive and too much estrogen can cause symptoms of estrogen dominance. In males, estradiol is involved in sperm maturation and also helps to maintain a healthy libido.

Estradiol has a significant role in maintaining healthy bone growth and improving blood flow in coronary arteries in addition to offering neuroprotective effects. Estrogens have been known to contribute to risk of breast cancer as well as some non-cancerous conditions like endometriosis and uterine fibroids.