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Know Your Hormone Levels and Put Your Health First
Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women. Symptoms can be minimal, while in many cases they are severe, causing negative effects to one’s quality of life. It is important to get your hormone levels checked and address any deficiencies with a plan of action.
How Do I Test Hormone Levels?
There are three easy ways to check specific hormone levels: At-home Saliva Testing, Blood Spot Testing, and Urine Testing.
Saliva testing is a collection method where patients collect their saliva at home, utilizing swabs and plastic tubes in order to measure hormones like cortisol, estrogens, progesterone, and androgens.
This non-invasive saliva collection is ideal for patients because it allows them to collect their sample in the privacy of their home or office. Saliva hormone testing has become a useful resource for health care providers and patients around the globe.
Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy. Source: ZRT
Blood Spot Testing
You also have the option of having your levels checked through easy blood spot testing that can be done at home. We have used blood spot testing for many years as it is a convenient way to get your testing done even when you don’t have a doctor’s order.
Dried blood spot is a form of collection where patients place blood drops on a special card after a finger prick with a lancet. Everything you need is provided in the kit including lancet, the card, alcohol swab, etc. Once dry, blood spot cards are extremely stable for shipment and storage. Blood spot testing offers an excellent correlation with serum tests.
Another at-home testing option is dried urine testing, which is a discreet and easy alternative to the hassles of all-day jug urine collection. Urine is collected on a filter strip up to four times during the day. The dried strips are shelf-stable for 30 days and can simply be sent back to the lab for analysis.
What can be measured through saliva, blood spot, and urine testing?
- Female hormones
- Male hormones
- Cortisol levels
- Thyroid hormones
- Toxic & Essential Elements: Hg (mercury), Cd (cadmium), Pb (lead), Zn (zinc), Cu (copper), Se (selenium), & Mg (magnesium)
- CardioMetabolic Profile: Insulin, hsCRP, HbA1c, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL, HDL & VLDL
- Vitamin D
- COVID-19 IgG dual antibody testing
How Exactly Does it Work?
Patients can purchase the saliva, urine, or blood spot testing kits from Community Clinical Pharmacy. Once you collect your sample at home, you’ll send it to the lab address provided and wait for the results. Schedule a consultation with our hormone expert and results will be broken down and explained to you during your appointment.
From there, you’ll have a better understanding of what your body is going through and what solutions are available for your specific results.
Get the Saliva, Blood Spot, and Urine Testing Kit You Need from Community Clinical Pharmacy Today!
General Saliva Test Kit Includes:
Saliva Profile I – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx1
Saliva Profile II – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx2
Saliva Profile III – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx4 (Sample Report)
Hormone Trio – E2, Pg & T
Diurnal Cortisol – Cx4
LCMS Saliva Steroid Profile – E2, E3, E1, EE, PregS, Pg, AlloP, 17OHPg, Adione, T, DHT, D, DS, 7keto, 11DC, C, Cn, Ccn, Ald, Mel, ANZ, FIN & LTZ (Sample Report)
Saliva + Blood Test Kit Includes:
Female Comprehensive Profile I – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx4 (saliva); TSH, fT3, fT4 & TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)
Female Comprehensive Profile II – Cx4 (saliva); E2, Pg, T, SHBG, DS, TSH, fT3, fT4 & TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)
Male Comprehensive Profile I – E2, T, DS & Cx4 (saliva); PSA, TSH, fT3, fT4 & TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)
Male Comprehensive Profile II – Cx4 (saliva); E2, T, DS, SHBG, PSA, TSH, fT3, fT4 & TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)
Adrenal Stress Test Kit Includes:
Adrenal Stress Profile – (Saliva) DS & Cx4 (Sample Report)
Fertility Test Kit Includes:
Fertility Profile – Cx4 (saliva); E2, Pg, T, DS, SHBG, TSH, fT3, fT4, TPOab, LH & FSH (blood spot) (Sample Report)
Cortisol Awakening Response Test Kit Includes:
Cortisol Awakening Response Profile (CAR) – (Saliva) DS & Cx6 (Sample Report)
Neurotransmitters Test Kit Includes:
NeuroAdvanced Profile (Urine) – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA, DOPAC, HVA, 5-HIAA, NMN, VMA & Crtn (Sample Report)
Saliva Hormones add-on – E2, Pg, T, DS & C
Weight Management Test Kit Includes:
Weight Management Profile – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx4 (saliva); TSH, Insulin, HbA1c & Vitamin D (blood spot) (Sample Report)
With Thyroid add-ons – fT3, fT4 & TPOab
With Cardio add-ons – hsCRP, TG, CH, LDL, HDL & VLDL
Other Blood Spot Tests Available:
- CardioMetabolic Profile
- Elite Thyroid Profile
- Essential Thyroid Profile
- Female Hormones
- Male Hormones
- COVID-19 IgG dual antibody
- Vitamin D, 25-Oh
- Toxic & Essential Elements
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Diurnal Cortisol
Community Clinical Pharmacy is proud to have helped thousands of Arizona men and women test and address hormone imbalances. Contact us today for more information or to purchase a saliva, blood spot, or urine testing kit. Feel free to ask us any questions you might have.
When in doubt, contact one of our knowledgeable pharmacists at Community Clinical Pharmacy. We are here to offer you solutions and assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Contact us with comments, questions, or pharmacy related topics you’d like to know more about. And, as always, stay healthy!
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If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about your options when it comes to hormone replacement, please call Community Clinical Pharmacy and we can consult with you and your physician to find the best solution.
We serve the East Valley Metro Area including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, and surrounding areas.
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