TSH helps regulate the thyroid gland. It is produced by the pituitary gland in response to thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. A high level of TSH means not enough thyroid hormone production, and low TSH indicates too much thyroid activity.
This pituitary hormone affects ovulation, sperm count, PCOS, irregular/absent menstrual periods and infertility. It is a strong indicator for menopause in women and andropause in men.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a marker for menopause onset in women, and is also useful for monitoring androgen therapy progress in men.
PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland, is an important indicator of prostate health.
An established marker of inflammation, hs-CRP can be a major indicator of cardiovascular disease, especially if it is present in arterial walls. High levels are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Thyroxine (T4) is the main hormone produced by the thyroid. A Total T4 test measures the overall level of T4 output by the thyroid gland.
Free T4 affects tissue function in the body, while bound T4 does not. This test is often used in congunction with TSH testing to measure the extent of hyper- or hypothyroidism.
Used to evaluate the status of androgen (male) hormones. With men, the issue of concern is testosterone deficiency. In women the concern is excess testosterone production.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of problems including hypertension, joint pain, muscle weakness and even heart disease and stroke. This test measures both the biologically active (D3) and supplemented (D2) forms.
IGF-1 (Somatomedin C) is a reliable indicator of human growth hormone (HGH) level. A decrease in growth hormone is thought to be the primary factor in the aging process and can make a huge difference in your health.
Up to 10% of the population in the U.S. has iodine deficiency. Iodine is essential in healthy thyroid hormone production, brain function, breast tissue, fetal development and more.
Detects excessive accumulation of gadolinium from contrast media used in MRI tests, or exposure to thallium and uranium.
Tests only Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), and Testosterone (T). Good for a simple low-cost re-test of these hormones. In saliva.
Tests only Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), and Testosterone (T). Good for a simple low-cost re-test of these hormones In Blood Spot
Measures the essential nutrients iodine, selenium, lithium and bromine, plus the toxic heavy metals arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. This test does NOT include: zinc, copper, magnesium or lead. Dried urine only (no blood spot).
Measures the toxic heavy metals cadmium, lead, and mercury, as well as essential nutrients zinc, copper, selenium and magnesium. This test does NOT include: iodine, bromine, arsenic or creatinine. Blood spot only.
A saliva test designed to measure the levels of the hormone cortisol, taken four times in a 24-hour period (morning, noon, evening, and nighttime). The adrenal gland produces the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Prolonged high cortisol production can lead to chronic fatigue, "adrenal burnout" and other health problems. This test samples cortisol levels at 4 times throughout a day, revealing a complete daily cycle.
Same as the Diurnal Cortisol 4x Stress test, which measures a complete daily cortisol cycle, plus DHEA-S which is also an indicator of adrenal health. Low DHEA-S can lead to chronic fatigue and weight gain. High DHEA-S levels can promote androgen (male) features in women, and is an indicator of adrenal tumors and PCOS.
Tests the 3 major sex hormones estradiol, progesterone and testosterone, plus the adrenal hormones DHEA-S and cortisol (1x).
The best overall assessment for your thyroid. Combines the four most clinically useful thyroid function tests, giving a more thorough assessment compared with monitoring TSH alone. Measures fT4, fT3, TSH, TPO.
Profile Assesses risks associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Tests in this profile include: Insulin, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, Total Cholesterol, HDL and LDL Cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1c, and Triglycerides. (Blood Spot Test)
A baseline view of sex steroid hormone metabolite levels, including estrogen, progesterone and androgens, plus a single cortisol test. 11 tests total. While the Basic test may be sufficient for men, we recommend women test more estrogen metabolites with the Estrogen Essential Profile (estrogens only) or Estrogen Elite Profile (estrogens plus other metabolites).
This test can be used as a general assessment for HRT (hormone replacement therapy).
The test includes 6 collections of cortisol throughout the day. To capture this response, three – rather than one – morning saliva collections are needed to properly chart the diurnal cortisol curve within 60 minutes of awakening.
This test deeply investigates the production and processing of the stress hormone cortisol. It can indicate health of the adrenal glands as well as how far reaching chronic stress is affecting the body physically, down to the tissue level. This panel includes DHEA test, to further assess adrenal health. You will want to consider this test if you have recently shown normal range saliva cortisol levels but still experience symptoms of adrenal dysfunction such as chronic anxiety, sleep issues, irregular heart rate and abnormal blood pressure. Collection is done at four times throughout a day, getting a full daily cycle reading.
This metabolites profile (12 tests) zeroes in on estrogens only. This is a streamlined assessment of levels of estrone (E1), estradiol (E2) and estriol (E3), as well as how your body is processing and breaking down those hormones. For a more comprehensive test, see our Estrogen Elite Profile (estrogens plus other metabolites).
Measures 4 of the most common toxic heavy metals, as well as levels of 7 essential nutritional elements that can also be hazardous in high quantities.
Tests the 3 major sex hormones estradiol (E2), progesterone and testosterone. Plus adrenal hormones DHEA-S and diurnal cortisol (4x), showing your full daily cortisol cycle.
This test can provide insight into your sex hormone levels and stress levels at the same time.
The Women's Sex & Stress Hormone Panel is especially designed for women experiencing symptoms of estrogen hormone imbalance, often during perimenopause or menopause. Assessing the three estrogens: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3) is important for a wide angle view of female sex hormone balance. Progesterone testing is also included.
As stress can strongly affect female hormones, the adrenal hormone cortisol is tested four times, showing a full daily cycle of this stress hormone.
Reveals whether hormones are your hidden barrier to restful sleep. Measures both cortisol and melatonin at 4 times throughout a day – providing an accurate 24-hour sleep-wake pattern evaluation.
For people requiring routine thyroid screening plus an thyroglobulin to assess iodine status and total thyroxine (Total T4).