Hormone testing at Remedy is simple and convenient:
- Purchase a Hormone Testing Kit in-store or online (CA only)
- Saliva test collected at home, no lab needed
- Results sent to you from our team
- Complimentary recommendations based on your results sent from our herbalist or pharmacist team (you choose!) survey sent after purchase
At Remedy we work with clients daily to rebalance hormones. Our testing checks for Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and Cortisol (x4) which are the primary hormones we see that are out of balance. We suggest testing these 4 as they are interrelated and it’s not only a question of what each level is but also the ratios of the hormones together.
What do I do with my results?
Testing at Remedy comes with herbal or pharmacist recommendations.
Herbalist - These vary in price and complexity. For no additional cost, have the herbalist send you recommendations based on your hormone profile type. If you would like to get more persoanlized recommendations, for $79 you can add on an herbalist private one-hour consultation (virtual or in person). (This service also includes the option for personalized herbal tinctures formulated by the herbalist to address hormone imbalances.)
Pharmacist - If you would like to get started on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) we can help! HRT at Remedy in San Diego includes an assessment by the pharmacist to help guide in dosing recommendations to share with your doctor. After your saliva hormones testing results come in, your pharmacist will contact you to review a symptom assessment form. Based on your symptoms and your lab results your pharmacist will provide compounded hormone prescription recommendations which will be provided to you and the doctor of your choice. If you do not have a doctor that you would like to work with, we can provide you with a referral for your prescription (additional cost applies for prescription hormone replacement therapy)
About Saliva Testing
Remedy has partnered with ZRT labs for state-of-the-art saliva hormone testing. Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.
Ranges Adjusted for Supplementation:
Unlike other labs, patients do not need to stop hormone supplementation to use ZRT’s testing because we have ranges adjusted for age, menstrual status and supplementation types. This is the ideal method for tracking the effectiveness of hormone treatments.
ZRT does not pool patient samples, meaning that we don’t mix multiple daily samples together to get an average hormone level. Instead we measure hormones from a single morning sample, which represents the peak of daily hormone production – the optimal time to measure.
ZRT is the only lab to perform an extraction process for saliva testing, which separates hormones from background contamination. This is the only way to assure accurate test results for low-concentration hormones such as estradiol.
Setting Industry Standards:
ZRT initiated and manages the industry-wide standards program called the Saliva Proficiency Inter-laboratory Testing Program – which enables laboratories to regularly evaluate and improve saliva testing accuracy.