Fatigue, Awaking throughout the night, Irregular periods, Low libido, Wired
A comprehensive profile to assess the adrenocortical hormones cortisol and DHEA, as well as levels of the sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone. An inappropriate stress response is reported to have a negative impact on the female hormones.
In addition, melatonin levels, an important modulator of annual and circadian biorhythms are also measured. This test is recommended for pre-menopausal women.
Sample requirements: 12 x plain saliva samples over the course of 1 menstrual cycle. 4 x plain saliva samples (collected 30 minutes after waking, 11am-noon, 4-5pm and 11pm-midnight)
Patient requirements: Please ensure no steroid medication (hormones, inhalers and creams), unless wishing to monitor therapy. The use of the contraceptive pill, natural progesterone or HRT will influence the results and should be avoided prior to testing unless wishing to monitor therapy.
Analytes measured: Oestradiol, Progesterone, Oestradial/ Progesterone Ratio, Testosterone, Cortisol, DHEA, Melatonin.
Product Code: END11