While the blood test measures hormone levels, it can only detect the hormones in the blood serum. These hormones are bound to protein and are not free to affect other organs and systems in the body. It’s not a reliable picture of how much of the body’s hormones are available, unbound and ready for delivery and use by tissues and organs.
Each method of blood and saliva hormone testing can provide valuable information, but because the information is different for each method, a physician will determine the best testing method after considering a patient's medical and family history and the results of a physical exam.
Hormone testing may often require baseline measurements as well as periodic tests to monitor a particular condition or adjust therapeutic dosing.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, there’s an easy way to find out if your hormones are to blame! Schedule your consultation with the expert team at Coyle Institute and we’ll track down the cause of your hormonal issues through a saliva test, then work with you to get the care and treatment you need to feel like yourself again!