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Canary Club is a health advocacy group created to help you take charge of your own health. For over a decade we have been inspired by our mission to make hormone lab tests accessible to all, and to provide important health information that improves lives. We strive to provide at-home thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones and neurotransmitters lab testing at the lowest prices available anywhere.

Together we are shifting health care into the hands of the individual. Join us!

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"What if your situation is not truly an abnormal medical problem, but instead simply borderline gland function? It doesn’t have to progress; you can take charge of your hormonal balance and learn to restore and revive your hormones."

- Dr. Richard Shames
  Medical Advisor and Hormone Health Expert

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Home Hormone Testing

online ordering at home hormone testingHormone imbalance can have a severe impact on your health, and yet, it often goes undiagnosed.

You visit specialist after specialist only to be told nothing is wrong. We understand that feeling of frustration and helplessness.

Chronic fatigue, adrenal burnout, foggy thinking, fertility issues, inability to lose weight despite exercise and healthy diet... there are hundreds of symptoms of low or high production of thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones.

Canary Club’s home saliva and blood spot test kits detect specific hormone imbalances that traditional testing ignores, including: TSH, TPO, free T3, and free T4 of the thyroid gland, cortisol and DHEA of the adrenals, and testosterone, estrogen and progesterone of the reproductive organs. Hormone Imbalance Tests - order lab tests onine, diy at home.

Now you can start to get the answers you need, directly through our at-home thyroid, hormone, and neurotransmitter testing.

Order lab tests online, in the privacy of your home, and see the easy-to-read results for yourself!

Why Is Hormone Testing with Saliva Beneficial?

  • Saliva testing is the most reliable way to measure free, "bio-available" hormone activity - hormones actually doing their job at the cell level.  Most blood tests do not measure "bio-available" hormone levels.
  • Saliva collection is painless - no needles.  It negates the need for blood drawing, which often causes stress that can alter test results.
  • Saliva collection is easy and can be done anyplace at your convenience.

    saliva test kit

Why Test Saliva Instead of Serum (Blood Tests) for Hormones
example: progesterone

Confusion exists among medical professionals and the general public about the question of progesterone absorption. This confusion often hinges on a misunderstanding of the test used to measure progesterone levels in the body. Let us try to clarify the issue.

What a Blood Test Measures

"Blood" tests for progesterone refer to the serum or plasma concentration of progesterone. Plasma is the watery, non-cellular portion of the blood from which cellular components such as red blood cells and white blood cells, are excluded. Serum is the essentially the same as plasma except that fibrinogen has been removed. Serum and plasma, being watery, contain water-soluble (hydrophilic) substances such as water-soluble vitamins, carbohydrates, and proteins. Serum and plasma do not contain fat-soluble (lipophilic) substances.

For the purposes of this discussion, serum and plasma are interchangeable and I will refer to them as serum. Sex hormones such as progesterone, estrogen and testosterone are fat-soluble steroids similar to cholesterol. When you have a serum cholesterol measurement, you are measuring cholesterol bound to protein, which makes it water-soluble. (Recall that serum cholesterol is described as HDL or LDL cholesterol, referring to the proteins to which it is bound.)

How Progesterone Travels in Blood

The ovary-produced progesterone found in serum is also largely protein-bound. Protein-bound progesterone is not readily bioavailable to receptors in target tissues throughout the body. It is on its way to the liver to be excreted in bile. Only 2 to 5 percent of serum progesterone is "free" or non-protein-bound. This is the progesterone available to target tissues and to saliva. Thus, progesterone measured by serum levels is mostly a measure of progesterone that is not going to be used by the body. A serum test can be used to compare one woman's progesterone production to that of another woman, or to test how much progesterone is being made by a woman's ovaries.

When progesterone is given intravenously, 80 percent of it is taken up by red blood cell membranes that are fatty in nature and therefore available to fat-soluble progesterone molecules. Less than 20 percent will be found in serum. It is obvious that serum levels would not detect the great majority of the progesterone added to whole blood.

Compare our Saliva Hormone Tests:

Advanced Saliva
sex and adrenal hormones (4x daily cortisol)

Basic Saliva (with 1x cortisol)
sex and adrenal hormones (1x cortisol)

Hormone Trio
no adrenals, only progesterone, estradiol and testosterone

For more information, please see the Saliva Collection Instructions included with your test kit or watch the saliva collection video.

"The Advanced Plus test has changed my life, literally. Thank you Canary Club! I hope you know the importance of what you do and I am a true example of that. I’ll forever be grateful." – Jennifer