A simple, convenient and accurate test for Male or Female Hormones
Eight (8) tests: Female/Male Saliva Profile I (E2, Pg, T, DS, and C1) + noon, evening, and night Cortisol.
Order this ZRT Test Collection Kit. Collect saliva samples in the tubes provided, following detailed instructions included in the kit. Mail the specimens back to ZRT Lab in the pre-paid envelope (no further payment is needed). The results of the test are sent directly to you with an interpretation.
E2 – Estradiol, note: Since estradiol is the more predominant and potent of the estrogens, this is the most commonly measured estrogen in testing.
Pg – Progesterone
T – Testosterone
DS – DHEA-S
C- Cortisol, 4 specimens
Do I have to have a prescription to order a hormone test?
Direct Access Testing (DAT), allows consumers to test without a prescription. For questions regarding this matter, please contact ZRT Laboratory. Please note that most insurance companies will not cover the cost of the testing unless your medical professional has ordered and provided a written prescription for the testing. Some restrictions apply in California, Maryland and New York.
How does saliva testing work?
ZRT’s at home test kits include everything you need for collection. When your sample has been collected, return the filled tubes with the completed paperwork in the pre-addressed, pre-paid packaging and mailer bag provided with the kit. Once ZRT has received your sample, results will be returned to you in approximately 5 to 7 business days.
How accurate is saliva testing compared to blood and urine testing?
Saliva testing has been used in scientific testing for decades and has been shown to be highly accurate. It is the most reliable way to measure free, bioavailable hormone activity — those hormones actually doing their job at the cell level. Standard blood and urine tests do not measure bioavailable hormone levels.
Numerous scientific studies have shown a strong correlation between the levels of steroid hormones in the blood stream and the bio-available levels of steroid hormones in saliva.
The World Health Organization has used this method of hormone testing in worldwide comparisons of hormone levels among women living in industrialized vs. non-industrialized countries.
In addition, saliva hormone testing more accurately reflects tissue uptake and response of hormones delivered through the skin in creams, gels, or patches than blood or urine tests.
Female/Male Saliva Profile III, the most comprehensive of saliva panels, is recommended.
This test analyzes complete adrenal function by testing cortisol levels throughout the day.
The Female/Male Saliva Profile III test kit contains four tubes, one large tube for testing all the hormones of the basic panel in the morning, and three small tubes for noon, evening, and bedtime collections of cortisol.
Female/Male Saliva Profile I with 3 additional collections throughout the day to provide a complete evaluation of diurnal adrenal function.
California State residents:
CA State health law does not allow the testing of specimens collected or mailed from California without a written order from a health care professional licensed to prescribe in California (M.D.; N.D.; D.C.; D.O.; N.P.; and L.Ac.). If you are a California resident and would still like to order online, please visit: www.canaryclub.org, www.virginiahopkinstestkits.com or www.johnleemd.com. These sites will help you order online, with a health care provider licensed in the state of California.