Take the guesswork out of knowing your hormone levels .
The DiagnosTechs PHP uses accurate, noninvasive salivary testing to evaluate hormones that play a role
in female reproductive function. These tests provide insight into factors that may contribute to common
menopausal symptoms and are useful for monitoring hormone levels in women on bioidentical hormone
replacement therapy. The Postmenopause Panel uses a single saliva collection and is ideal for women who are
postmenopausal. The Perimenopause Panel uses two saliva samples collected about two weeks apart and is the
preferred test for women experiencing early signs of menopause such as infrequent or unpredictable menses
The Peri - & Postmenopause Hormone Panels may be helpful for evaluating:
• Hot flashes • Memory loss or difficulty concentrating
• Bone loss or osteoporosis
• Depression or anxiety
• Loss of muscle mass
• Night sweats
• Weight gain
• Risk of cardiovascular disease or heart attack
• Changes in menstrual cycle
• Urinary incontinence
• Vaginal dryness
• Low libido
Your saliva samples are used to test:
• Three forms of estrogen
Estrone (E1) - The predominant estrogen in postmenopausal women.
A significant portion of estrone production takes place in fat cells, and
elevated levels are associated with an increased risk for certain types
Estradiol (E2) - Produced in the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal
glands, this form of estrogen has the strongest activity. Estradiol levels
decrease after menopause, which may contribute to bone loss, hot
flashes, and other symptoms.
Estriol (E3) - The least potent of the three estrogens. Measuring
levels of estriol is important for evaluating overall estrogen status.
• Progesterone Produced in the ovaries, levels of this hormone decline
around menopause. Progesterone is important for maintaining a healthy
endometrium in a normal menstrual cycle.
• DHEA A hormone produced in the adrenal glands, DHEA is a precursor
to estrogen and testosterone.
• Testosterone Usually considered a male hormone, testosterone plays
an important role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, metabolism,
energy, and libido. Elevated levels are associated with symptoms such
as hair loss, acne, and facial hair growth.