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Salivary Hormone Testing

Simple, non-invasive, reliable and accurate method to access bioavailable hormones levels. Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of accessing our patient's hormone balancing needs, and is providing to be the most reliable medium for measuring hormones levels. Unlike serums tests, silver testing represent only hormones actively delivered to receptors in the body. Clinically it is far more relevant to test these bioavailable hormones and provide an accurate reflection of the body's active hormone levels.

At Q Functional Medicine Clinic, we offer 5 types of Adrenal Tests. 

SALIVARY HORMONE PANELS

Basic Hormone Panel              $179

Estradio(E2), Progesterone(Pg), Testosterone(T), DHEA(D), Cortisol(C)

-The Basic Hormone Panel provides a basic evaluation of the sex hormones and a brief glimpse at adrenal function with the AM cortisol level. This panel is useful when retesting patients who have begun hormone therapy, but we encourage use of the Comprehensive Panel for initial evaluation. This is the minimal test recommended for symptoms that include:

   Men Experiencing:                                                                                                    Women Experiencing:

                             Decreased libido                                                                                         Hot flashes

                           Erectile dysfunction                                                                              Anxiety/Depression

                           Loss of stamina                                                                                             Night sweats

                   Decrease in mental sharpness                                                                        Breast tenderness

                         Reduced muscle size                                                                                          Irritability

       Tearful episodes or increased moodiness                                                                      Forgetfulness

                        Metabolic syndrome                                                                                         Vaginal dryness

                  Prostate enlargement or                                                                                   Urinary incontinence

                                Cancer                                                                                                          Uterine fibroids

                             Hot flashes                                                                                              Increased facial/body hair

                             Irritability                                                                                                                Acne

                 

Comprehensive Hormone Panel    $229

Estradiol(E2), Progesterone(Pg), Testosterone(T), DHEA(D), 4 Cortisol Levels(Cx4)

The Comprehensive Hormone Panel is the starting point for initial assessment of hormone status and endocrine function and includes estradiol (E2), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and 4 cortisol. This panel is useful with male and female patients because it looks at the full diurnal cortisol patterns; it is especially important in patients who are experiencing the following symptoms in addition to the symptoms listed for the Basic Hormone Panel:

. Weight gain

. Multiple chemical sensitivity

. High blood sugar

. Elevated lipids (cholesterol and/or triglycerides)

. Insomnia

. Chronic Fatigue

Fibromyalgia

Adrenal Function Panel            $179

DHEA(D), 4 Cortisol Levels(Cx4)

This panel provides a comprehensive view of adrenal function and includes 4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day as well as DHEA. Symptoms that would indicate ordering this panel include:

Fatigue                        

Nervousness                

Weakness                   

Sugar cravings               

Insomnia                 

Dizzy spells

Headaches

Decreased stamina    

Irritability

Fibromyalgia

Insomnia  

Anxiety/Depression

Short Comprehensive Panel       $199

Estrone(E1), Estradiol(E2), Estriol(E3), Progesterone(Pg), Testosterone(T), DHEA(D), 4 Cortisol Levels(Cx4)

This assessment is useful in men and women whose primary symptoms are related to sex hormone imbalances (elevated or depressed E2, P or T) The abbreviated adrenal panel that includes DHEA and the AM and PM cortisol levels provides a brief assessment of the level of involvement of adrenal dysfunction. Additionally, this condensed panel (like the Basic Hormone Panel) is often used for

re-evaluation 2-3 months after hormone replacement has begun to monitor therapeutic values. The Short Comprehensive Panel should be ordered if the patient is suffering from:

. Fatigue

. Sleep disturbances

. Family history of breast cancer

. Brain fog

Comprehensive Plus Panel         $259

Estradiol(E2), Progesterone(Pg), Testosterone(T), DHEA(D), 2 Cortisol Levels(Cx2)

The Comprehensive Plus Panel expands on the Comprehensive Hormone Panel and includes estrone(E1) and estriol(E3) plus the Estrogen Quotient. The Estrogen Quotient(EQ) is a simple ratio of the cancer protective E3 to the proliferative estrogens E1 and E2. The EQ provides an assessment of breast cancer risk, with a lower number (< 1.0) indicating increased risk, and a higher number (> 1.0) signifying a lower risk. For maximum protection, an optimal EQ is >1.5. Because the research on the Estrogen Quotient and the protective properties of estriol has not been done with men, this panel is currently recommended for women only. This panel should be considered for patients who have:

. Increased risk of developing breast cancer

. History of breast cancer or other hormonally sensitive cancers

. Personal or family history of autoimmune disease

. PCOS

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