Saliva hormone testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing hormone levels in patients and is rapidly becoming the most reliable method for measuring hormone levels.
Close to 95% of all hormones found in the human body are protein-bound and are not found to be clinically relevant due to the fact these hormones are not bio-available for tissue absorption. When blood is filtered through the salivary glands, the protein-bound hormones are too big to pass through the cell membranes. Only the unbound hormones pass through and into the saliva. What is measured in the saliva is the bio-available hormone which will be delivered to the receptors in the tissues of the body.
Using saliva hormone results, our physicians can accurately measure and correct hormone imbalances. Many modalities and treatments include topical or trans dermal hormone therapy and recent studies have shown saliva hormone testing is the only way to accurately measure topical hormone therapies.
Your testing supplies will be sent via US Postal Priority Mail. Please allow 2-3 business days for delivery. Once you receive your test kit please follow the instructions enclosed. Once completed please return your samples to the lab using the enclosed pre-paid mailer.
Your test results are generally available 5-7 days after the lab receives your completed test kit.