Saliva tests measure “free” hormones (2 to 5% of the hormones in a person’s body), which are the hormones that are available to go to work for you – stimulating receptor cells and carrying out the tasks they are designed to perform. In contrast blood testing generally measures the “total” hormones, which includes those hormones already bound to protein and unavailable for your cells to use.
We give you a saliva hormone test kit and walk you through the preparation process. Depending on your health issues, various hormone levels can be assessed including: cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and melatonin. Results are usually received within 2 weeks.