Weight Management Profile - saliva & blood spot

Please select any lab during the ordering process.  We will mail this test to you with the instructions and the test is completed in the convenience of your home. 

 The Weight Management Profile identifies hormonal imbalances that contribute to obesity, weight gain and difficulty losing or sustaining a healthy weight. Used as a screening tool, it serves as an early indicator of insulin resistance and risks for metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It allows physicians to isolate specific imbalances of one or more hormones that contribute to weight gain, slowed metabolism, increased body fat deposition, and food / sugar cravings. Facilitates correction of imbalances for proactive weight control, and associated risks for cardiometabolic disease and diabetes.

Women that should consider this test include those with premenstrual weight gain and fluid retention; perimenopausal and / or menopausal weight gain in hips / thigh, and / or inability to lose / tendency to regain weight, central obesity, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid dysfunction; breast cancer risks. Men that should consider this test include those with andropausal weight gain in hips / thighs (female fat distribution pattern) and / or inability to lose / tendency to regain weight, central obesity, adrenal and thyroid dysfunction; prostate cancer risks.

 

Please select any lab during the ordering process.  We will mail this test to you with the instructions and the test is completed in the convenience of your home. 

*This information was obtained from ZRT Laboratory

Weight Management Profile - saliva & blood spot result sample

Saliva testing identifies bioavailable hormone levels – the active quantity that’s free to move into body tissue. Its non-invasive nature also make it the gold standard for tests requiring multiple collections, such as diurnal cortisol. It is suitable for assessing “free” (unbound to carrier proteins) hormone levels, Monitoring hormone replacement given orally, topically, vaginally or via pellets, and determining diurnal cortisol levels (4 times during 1 day) for adrenal stress assessment. 

Blood spot testing is the ideal method for measuring cardiometabolic markers, thyroid hormones and vitamin D. It’s also a convenient way to assess blood levels of sex steroid hormones. While serum testing is widely accepted, the lesser known blood spot test method offers results that have been proven equivalent to serum. In fact, blood spot offers distinct advantages over serum testing for monitoring topical and sublingual hormone supplementation. This type of testing is suitable for patients with dry mouth and / or children who may have difficulty collecting saliva, monitoring all hormone replacement therapy (oral, topical, vaginal, sublingual, pellet), assessing interstitial tissue / capillary hormone levels, and assessing thyroid health, fertility parameters, toxic and nutritional elements, and cardiometabolic risk factors.

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*This information was obtained from ZRT Laboratory

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