This panel uses saliva samples to measure estriol, estrone, estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, DHEA-S and testosterone in post-menopausal females.
A female hormone profile is especially valuable in post-menopausal hormone (or herbal) replacement therapy because it allows the doctor to make a “custom-tailored” prescription instead of a “generic” one.
Please NOTE: this test is best used by a woman who has NOT yet been on hormone replacement therapy, not as a follow-up to therapy. The Comp. Plus Hormone Profile is much more accurate and provides “preventive” information like the 2/16 ratio for breast cancer prevention which this saliva test does not. I highly recommend the Comp Plus Profile over the saliva testing. I will no longer renew hormone prescriptions on the basis of a saliva test. — Dr. Myatt
(sorry – not available in New York state)