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Estrone - Saliva Hormone Level Test

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Assesses Estrone levels in the body - Safe and very easy to use - Results in just 7 to 10 days - Includes a saliva collection kit - No additional fees required


Each service includes: Symptom Checklist on Test Requisition Form - Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history - Pre-paid, Pre-addressed Return Packaging within the United States - Vial(s) for collecting saliva - Instructions for How to Use Saliva Collection Kit


NOTE:  California State residents: California State health law requires that the testing of any specimen collected or mailed from California be sent with a written order from a health care professional licensed in California to order laboratory tests. This includes the following disciplines: M.D.; D.C.; LAc; R.D.; D.O.; N.P.; and Pharmacists (R.PH). As of September 2002 (Senate Bill 577), such lab tests may be ordered by complementary or alternative health care practitioners "not providing services that require medical training."


New York State Residents: New York State health law prohibits the testing of specimens collected in or mailed from New York, and prohibits the transmission of data from ZRT Laboratory to NY physicians or residents. Therefore, direct receipt of lab results for NY residents is not possible. No other states are affected. 


NOTE: For this particular test, customers outside of the United States are responsible for shipping the specimens back to the lab in the United States. HomeTests is not responsible for failed tests due to delays and/or miscollection of specimens. Please read our FAQs here for more collection and shipping information.

Details

Estrone is secreted by the ovaries and the adrenal glands in women and also the testes in men. Estrone is the least produced hormone of the three naturally occurring estrogens and is a product of Estradiol, the most active estrogen in the body. In pregnancy Estrone is made in small quantities but if a woman is not pregnant it sits at about 100-200µg of Estrone secreted per day. In menopause, Estrone is the major estrogen in the body so that if you have high levels it can mean you are in menopause.

It is one of the three major estrogens that are predominantly involved in the maintenance of the female reproductive system and secondary sexual characteristics. An abnormal level of Estrone can be revealed in your behavior and physical attributes and Estrone levels are even linked to obesity. Below are some of the common symptoms of an Estrone hormone imbalance. If you happen to experience any of them you may have an imbalance of the Estrone hormone and you should measure your Estrone levels. 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Female Estrone Hormone Imbalance

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Irregular periods
  • Swollen/Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Irritability/Mood Swings
  • Lack of stamina/Fatigue
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Fibroids
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Thyroid dysfunction

The saliva Estrone testing service will show if your Estrone levels are within the usual range. Additionally, it could prove helpful for you and your physician in making a diagnosis in order to make a treatment plan for you.

Saliva Testing

Saliva based hormone level testing is a convenient way of testing steroid hormones. Since mid-1980s thousands of scientific studies have shown a strong correlation between steroid hormone levels in saliva and the amount of hormone in the blood that is active or "bioavailable."

Saliva testing can be done anywhere anytime. Blood based hormone testing that relies on blood drawn in the doctor's office makes it harder to obtain samples at specific times (such as in the early morning) or multiple times during the day. In addition, hormones in saliva are exceptionally stable and can be stored at room temperature for up to a week without affecting the accuracy of the result. This offers maximum flexibility in sample collection and shipment.

Advantages

  • Saliva measures the free, "bioavailable" fraction of steroid hormones that have moved out of the bloodstream and into the tissue - NOTE: Blood and urine measure "total" levels
  • Saliva as a collection tool is a painless, noninvasive and needle-free (stress caused by a conventional blood draw can alter test results)
  • Hormones are stable in saliva at room temperature up to three weeks allowing for worldwide shipment
  • Transport of saliva samples to laboratory requires no special handling
  • Less expensive than conventional hormone blood testing
  • Ease of collection allows for routine monitoring of hormone levels and adjustment of hormone supplementation as needed.

Clinical Utility 

Saliva testing can help providers:

  • Identify hidden hormonal imbalances (deficiency or excess) associated with patient symptoms of menopause and andropause as well as reproductive disorders, chronic illness and diseases of aging
  • Link clinical symptoms to specific hormone imbalance(s)
  • Maintain health and prevent disease through early detection of any hormonal imbalance(s)
  • Establish treatment to restore hormonal balance and patient quality of life
  • Monitor patient hormone levels for "individualized" hormone replacement therapy
  • Track patient progress with comparative history reports provided with follow-up testing

To ensure the accuracy of your test results, first review the collection chart (right) to determine when you collect your sample. Then follow the easy steps illustrated inside your test box. Large print instructions available at zrtlab.com.

Before Each Collection:-

  • Wash hands, use clean towel, do not apply any lip products.
  • No food or drink (except water) for at least two hours prior.
  • Rinse mouth with water 5 minutes prior to collection.
  • Allow extra time to collect - it can take 15 to 30 minutes to fi ll the tube half full depending on saliva flow.
  • Allow saliva to flow into the tube: avoid phlegm.

Collection Time (Note: Not all tests require multiple tubes)

Just use the 1 large tube to collect saliva before breakfast (within 30 minutes after waking), unless testing for the following:

Morning-Night Cortisol (x2):

  • Collect saliva in the large tube before breakfast (approximately 30 minutes after waking), and in one small tube before going to bed 

Diurnal Cortisol (x4):

  • Collect saliva in the large tube before breakfast (approximately 30 minutes after waking); and collect in the small tubes before lunch, before dinner, and before going to bed.

Hormone Users:-

Night before collection

To avoid contaminating sample* use clean pillowcases, towels, etc.

Topical hormones users - rub in without using fingers (e.g. wrist to wrist as shown in instructions) for at least two days prior to collection. Skip use of anti-aging creams that may contain hormone traces.

NOTE:  California State residents: California State health law requires that the testing of any specimen collected or mailed from California be sent with a written order from a health care professional licensed in California to order laboratory tests. This includes the following disciplines: M.D.; D.C.; LAc; R.D.; D.O.; N.P.; and Pharmacists (R.PH). As of September 2002 (Senate Bill 577), such lab tests may be ordered by complementary or alternative health care practitioners "not providing services that require medical training."

New York State Residents: New York State health law prohibits the testing of specimens collected in or mailed from New York, and prohibits the transmission of data from ZRT Laboratory to NY physicians or residents. Therefore, direct receipt of lab results for NY residents is not possible. No other states are affected.

NOTE: For this particular test, customers outside of the United States are responsible for shipping the specimens back to the lab in the United States. HomeTests is not responsible for failed tests due to delays and/or miscollection of specimens. Please read our FAQs here for more collection and shipping information.

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