Saliva Hormone Testing
Saliva hormone testing is an accurate, non-invasive and clinically useful way of measuring hormones. Thousands of studies using salivary hormone analysis have already been published, with more being added on a regular basis.
Saliva collection is painless and convenient, particularly when multiple samples are required.
Benefits of Saliva Hormone Testing
Saliva hormone testing can be used to identify existing hormone excesses or deficiencies. For example, finding out that a woman lacks sufficient progesterone to balance high estradiol levels or that high cortisol levels are interfering with the action of progesterone and testosterone. Once a hormone imbalance has been identified, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy may be indicated.
Saliva collection is painless and easy to perform. Blood collection requires a trip to the laboratory, and some hormones cannot be tested in blood (e.g. estriol). Additionally, the stress of a needle puncture for blood collection tends to affect some hormone levels (e.g. cortisol).