Hormonal Tests

Hormone levels are required to be checked in order to properly diagnose any peri-menopause, menopause, andropause or other hormone related diseases. In addition, hormonal tests are required to monitor the level of hormones ensuring they all remain adequately balanced and within the optimal physiological range.

There are different types of tests that can be used to determine hormone level and they are listed below:

Saliva testing:

This type of test has been proven to be the most accurate measurement of body’s availability of hormones such as oestrogen, cortisol, and progesterone.

Serum or blood testing:

Used commonly to monitor the total level of hormones. These testing methods are considered to be the least accurate measurement which may lead to an inappropriate diagnosis.

24 hour urine hormone testing:

One of the most accurate measurements and it measures the free and active form of sex and adrenal hormones. The main problem with urine testing is the inconvenience of 24 hour urine collection and they are significantly more expensive compared to saliva testing.