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Hormone Testing

Diagnos-Techs' Hormone Panels provide valuable insight into hormone imbalances and deficiencies, for both men and women, which can then be treated, restoring the body to its natural state of excellent health. By analyzing saliva for hormone levels over a range of time - a single day or for an entire cycle - we will work with you to develop an individualized health program. Includes consultation. View Hormone Test Details

Women's Hormonal Health

Dee Dee and Vanessa Teff of Standard Process discuss women's hormonal health, benefits of alternative solutions such as herbs, and the tests used by the Optimal Health Network to determine a women's hormonal needs at different stages of menstruation and menopause.

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Men's Hormonal Health

Testing - Male Hormone Panel Saliva Test


NOTE: Due to NY State regulations we cannot provide this test to persons residing in the state of New York.

Using a saliva sample, the regular Male Hormone Panel (MHP)™ panel measures six hormones: DHEA, Androstenedione, Testosterone, Dihy-drotestosterone, Estrone and Progesterone. The extended MHP panel measures these six hormones plus FSH and LH.

Traditionally, age-related male hormone changes were not considered problematic, because fertility in men persists until an advanced age. Recent studies and careful evaluation in men has shown progressive changes, including:

  • Decreased muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased vigor and low energy
  • Decreased libido
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness and depression
  • Hair loss

Diagnos-Techs' Male Hormone Panel provides valuable insight for physicians and their patients. Hormone imbalances and deficiencies can be discovered and treated, restoring a man's life to a healthy state.

This test includes a 30-minute consultation and a complete dietary and supplement protocol.

Testing - Expanded Post Menopausal Panel Saliva Test


NOTE: Due to NY State regulations we cannot provide this test to persons residing in the state of New York.

We test for natural hormones circulating in women, one, two, six or eight of them, depending on the need. We utilize your saliva as a sample for measuring hormones, such as Testosterone, DHEA, Progesterone, Estriol, Estrone, Estradiol, Dihydrotestosterone*, and Androstenedione*. The brain-derived regulating hormones, Follicle Stimulating Hormone** and Lutenizing Hormone**, are also measured to help assess efficacy of control and feedback between the brain and ovaries. Saliva hormone values reflect the tissue concentration of your hormones. Blood and serum contains the total hormone, but your tissues are only bathed with the active or effective fraction as found in saliva. Active fraction measurements are superior to blood and urine measurements both in diagnosis and treatment.

*Part of the Male Hormone Test
**Included in the expanded PHP-1

How can we help you?

Example: A woman suffers from several symptoms — migraines, hot flashes and emotional fragility. She is having irregular periods, one every 6-8 months. Her doctor treats her with natural estrogens, but he does not do any testing to determine quantities or types of hormones that will meet her specific needs.

The symptom are under control, but her risks are the following:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)
  • Fibroid growth
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Over 15 years, at least twice the risk of breast cancer. With a test of her saliva hormone levels the doctor would have known that she has too much estrogen, not enough progesterone to balance the estrogen, low DHEA, and marginal testosterone.

While she felt better on the estrogen, the risks might reasonably outweigh the benefits of the generic hormone treatment. Her best course is a new treatment plan, designed around the objective saliva hormone measurements.

This test includes 30 minutes of consultation and a full dietary and supplemental protocol.

Testing - Expanded Female Hormone Panel Saliva Test


NOTE: Due to NY State regulations we cannot provide this test to persons residing in the state of New York.

The Female Hormone Panel (FHP)™ is a simple, non-invasive test. Eleven saliva samples are collected during specified time periods throughout a menstrual cycle. For the first time in routine medical practice, the FHP will allow both patient and doctor to view the profile of Estrogen and Progesterone. In addition, we report the cycle average for Testosterone and DHEA. Diagnostic guesswork is minimized, and hormonal balance evaluation and customized treatment become a reality with the FHP. This expanded FHP also includes 5 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) measurements to see if both brain control and stimulation of the ovaries is optimal.

The FHP can be used to detect and monitor the following:

  • Functional infertility
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Fibroids
  • Influence of lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc.) on the hormone cycle
  • Menstrual problems originating in the brain's systems
  • Early pregnancy problems - spontaneous miscarriage
  • Cycle irregularities following the use of birth control pills
  • Cycle irregularities following the use of birth control pills
  • Dysmenorrhea, i.e. painful and heavy periods
  • Migraine headaches
  • Endometriosis and cystic ovarian disease
  • Early Osteoporosis Advantages of the FHP

Convenience — Requires no blood draws, therefore no repeated clinic visits, and avoids the inconvenience of the 24-hour urine collection.

Customized Hormone Therapy — Presently, female hormone therapy is not individualized to the needs of each woman because current diagnostic tests do not provide sufficient data. Consequently, most women are treated without regard to their individualized physiology and specific needs. The FHP, for the first time, will allow a clinician to customize therapy to each woman.

As is typical in most clinics, one or two blood samples or a 24-hour analysis of urine for these hormones cannot give an idea of the ovaries' hormonal productivity. The FHP gives a good approximation of the ovaries' capacity over a whole cycle.

This test includes 30 minutes of consultation and a full dietary and supplemental protocol.