About Hormone Testing

Comprehensive Hormone Profiling can analyze all types of endocrine hormones such as male and female reproductive hormones and thyroid hormones. Reproductive hormone analysis can help to diagnose hormonal imbalances, provide complete cycle monitoring for fertility treatments, help to better manage period problems such as endometriosis and PCOS and assess baseline hormones for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Complete thyroid hormone profiling can help provide an in depth assessment of thyroid function.

Please note that you must be a current naturopathic patient at our clinic in order to purchase any of the above testing from our clinic.

Complete Thyroid Panel

The Thyroid Profile (free T4, free T3, Reverse T3, TSH, Anti TG and Anti TPO) can indicate the presence of an imbalance in thyroid function, which can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including feeling cold, low stamina, fatigue (particularly in the evening), depression, low sex drive, weight gain, and high cholesterol. Thyroid deficiency can also be a cause of infertility, which is why these tests are included in the Female Fertility Profiles. With a comprehensive view of the thyroid hormones, your naturopath can determine how to address the thyroid, if conversion is an issue, and if autoimmunity may be involved.

Salivary Hormone Panel

This panel provides an excellent initial overview of hormone status, analyzing Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and Cortisol. Salivary hormone testing give a more accurate measure of the level of hormones functioning on your tissue level. Results are beneficial in assessing period problem, periomenopause and screening for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Adrenal Function Salivary Hormone Test

Analyzes saliva samples throughout the day for levels of cortisol, providing important information about adrenal health. Cortisol is an indicator of adrenal function and exposure to stressors. Under normal circumstances, adrenal cortisol production shows a diurnal variation and is highest early in the morning, soon after waking, falling to lower levels in the evening. Normal cortisol production shows a healthy ability to respond to stress. Low cortisol levels can indicate adrenal fatigue (a reduced ability to respond to stressors), and can leave the body more vulnerable to poor blood sugar regulation and immune system dysfunction. Chronically high cortisol is a consequence of high, constant exposure to stressors, and this has serious implications for long-term health, including an increased risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.

Hormone Imbalance Testing: DUTCH Test

The DUTCH panel is a comprehensive approach to assessing hormone balance. If you are looking for the most accurate, in depth test to assess your hormones, this is the test for you

This test provides the most extensive analysis of sex hormones, adrenal hormones and their metabolites. This simple urine test provides a comprehensive map of hormone levels and indicated not only levels of the intermediary hormones but also provides us with indications as to how things are being metabolized. It can also assess the variation in cortisol patterns throughout the day to assess adrenal health while also testing melatonin status. Complete Panels also provide several organic acid levels which can give further insight about nutrient levels. This method of testing has been demonstrated to be more accurate than typical blood serum and saliva testing.