A salivary hormone test is a comprehensive hormone test, which can reveal many clues about the current health status, saliva samples are easy and simple to collect and can be collected in the privacy of your home. Saliva testing measures the levels of the free, bio-available hormones which move freely into cells and carry out the body’s critical functions.
WHY SALIVA TESTING?
Saliva testing has been available to physicians for over a decade, Medicare and many insurance companies provide reimbursement for the test performed. Saliva testing is widely used in clinical practice and has proven to be the most accurate measure of body’s available hormones such as Cortisol, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone. Saliva testing is much more specific and correctly identifies the level of available hormones at the cellular level, where as blood testing measures total hormone level circulating in the bloodstream rendering it be questionable.