DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Hormone Testing

Hormonal imbalance including reproductive hormones, thyroid hormone and adrenal hormones can cause all kinds of disruption and illnesses in the body. Testing can reveal hormonal influences behind irregular periods, skin issues, low libido,  fatigue,  fertility and many other issues.

There are 3 ways we are able to test hormone are:

  • Blood test: Utilising pathology test to see circulating levels of bound hormone. 
  • Saliva test: Shows unbound or ‘free’ hormones that are bio-available to the body. Easy to collect samples with a home kit and great for multiple collections to see cyclical hormonal status.
  • Urine testing: shows hormone metabolism/excretion as compared to normal levels. The main test I use here is DUTCH hormonal testing which gives an incredible insight into your hormonal chemistry, including precursors and how the body is processing them. The most complete hormone test available. This test also uses a home collection kit.

You will be advised by your Naturopath what test/s are ideal for you after your initial assessment.  A treatment plan targeting any hormonal imbalance shown can then be undertaken.

Hormone testing can range from $50-$550 depending on how extensive the testing is required to be.