Why do we test hormones in saliva?
Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.
ZRT is one of the first labs to measure hormones in saliva, and helped establish the method that made saliva hormone testing commercially viable for health care providers and patients around the globe.
Saliva Profile I – estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), testosterone (T), DHEA-S (DS), cortisol (C) x 1
Saliva Profile II – estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), testosterone (T), DHEA-S (DS), cortisol (C) x 2
Saliva Profile III – estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), testosterone (T), DHEA-S (DS), cortisol (C) x 4
Hormone Trio – estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), testosterone (T)
Diurnal Cortisol – cortisol (C) x 4
ZRT is a CLIA certified diagnostic laboratory and the leader in hormone and wellness testing. They provide accurate and meaningful test results that assist health care providers in making informed treatment decisions. Test kit is provided through Coast to Coast Compounding, a licensed pharmacy in the State of Colorado and test results will be sent back to Coast to Coast Compounding. A pharmacist will reach out to you to discuss your test kit prior to shipping and after the completed. *Not available to residents in California, New York and Maryland. **Product is cash pay and will not billable to your insurance.
Click here to see a video on how to collect your sample: https://www.zrtlab.com/patients/how-to-collect-your-sample