Who should take the test?
Estrogens are the most important of the female sex hormones. Estrogen values tend to fluctuate throughout a woman’s lifetime, not just during the menstrual cycle. The strength of these fluctuations is different for each individual and the body reacts to them with different symptoms.
Although it may sound contradictory, an estrogen dominance can occur at the same time as an estrogen deficiency due to the fine, coordinated balance between estrogen and progesterone. The estrogen levels define how much progesterone is needed. An estrogen dominance can occur if the body is not producing enough progesterone for the level of estrogen. This means it can also occur if the body is not producing enough estrogen (estrogen deficiency) if the body is also not producing the relative amount of progesterone.
Therefore, in the case of an estrogen deficiency it is important to not only determine the absolute values of the individual hormones, but also the ratio of estrogen to progesterone.
The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormones:
Our Estrogen Saliva Test gives you information about the ratio of estrogen to progesterone in your body. This may allow you to identify the underlying cause for your complaints.
How does it work?
After ordering, you receive the test kit with everything you need. You take the samples conveniently in the comfort of your own home and send them back and your sample will be analyzed at a CLIA-certified lab. After the analysis, you can download your results conveniently through our secure Verisana portal.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your estradiol and progesterone levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Although we do not offer therapy service ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.