Fertility Profile - saliva & blood spot

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The profile provides a thorough evaluation that can identify many problems related to hormone imbalances that are associated with infertility. Dried blood spot samples are collected on days 3 and 21 of the menstrual cycle, and saliva samples are collected only on day 21. LH and FSH are tested on day 3, while on day 21 estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, SHBG, and the thyroid hormones are tested in dried blood spot and diurnal cortisol is tested in saliva. This profile meets the requirement for initial screening for fertility assessment by reproductive endocrinologists. Assessment of ovarian reserve as well as screening for multiple common reasons for infertility including: anovulation, PCOS, hypothyroidism, premature ovarian failure or ovarian insufficiency. Consider this test for women who have been trying to get pregnant without success, or who would like to be proactive in their preconception planning by getting a baseline screening.

Please select any lab during the ordering process.  We will mail this test to you with the instructions and the test is completed in the convenience of your home. 

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Fertility Profile - saliva & blood spot result sample

Saliva testing identifies bioavailable hormone levels – the active quantity that’s free to move into body tissue. Its non-invasive nature also make it the gold standard for tests requiring multiple collections, such as diurnal cortisol. This type of testing is suitable for assessing “free” (unbound to carrier proteins) hormone levels, monitoring hormone replacement given orally, topically, vaginally or via pellets, and determining diurnal cortisol levels (4 times during 1 day) for adrenal stress assessment.

Blood spot testing is the ideal method for measuring cardiometabolic markers, thyroid hormones and vitamin D. It’s also a convenient way to assess blood levels of sex steroid hormones. While serum testing is widely accepted, the lesser known blood spot test method offers results that have been proven equivalent to serum. In fact, blood spot offers distinct advantages over serum testing for monitoring topical and sublingual hormone supplementation. This type of testing is suitable for patients with dry mouth and / or children who may have difficulty collecting saliva, monitoring all hormone replacement therapy (oral, topical, vaginal, sublingual, pellet), assessing interstitial tissue / capillary hormone levels, and assessing thyroid health, fertility parameters, toxic and nutritional elements, and cardiometabolic risk factors

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