- Saliva testing is an easy, reliable, and noninvasive way of assessing your patients hormone balancing needs
- Unlike conventional blood tests, saliva testing represents only the hormones actively delivered to receptors in the body.
Saliva testing measures the “unbound” biologically active or free hormone levels in the body:
When blood is filtered through the salivary glands, the bound hormone components are too large to pass through the cell membranes of the salivary glands. Only the unbound hormones pass through and into the saliva. What is measured in the saliva is considered the “free”, or bioavailable hormone, that which will be delivered to the receptors in the tissues of the body.
Blood testing measures the “protein bound” hormone levels in the body:
Usually, for steroid hormones to be detected in serum, they must be bound to circulating proteins. In this bound state, they are unable to fit into receptors in the body, and therefore will not be delivered to tissues. They therefore usually reflect the current reserve amount of hormone available (rather than the current active hormone).
Comprehensive Plus Panel - 10 Tests (E1, E2, E3, Pg, T, D, Cx4)
Women’s Health & Breast Panel - 10 Tests (E1, E2, E3, Pg, T, D, Cx4)
Comprehensive Hormone Panel - 8 Tests (E2, Pg, T, D, Cx4)
Short Comprehensive Panel - 6 Tests (E2, Pg, T, D, Cx2)
Basic Hormone Panel - 5 Tests (E2, Pg, T, D, C)
Adrenal Function Panel - 5 Tests (D, Cx4)