This test includes the measurement of oestradiol and progesterone from a single saliva sample. It is recommended for post-menopausal women, those taking hormone supplementation, or as an economical means of assessing luteal-phase hormone levels in pre-menopausal women.
END12 One Day Progesterone/Oestradiol (Genova Diagnostics)
Specimen Type: Saliva
AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME: 12 days
Patient Requirements: Sample taken on day 21 of menstrual cycle for pre-menopausal women, or any day for post-menopausal women. The use of the contraceptive pill, natural progesterone or HRT can influence the results, and should be avoided prior to testing unless wishing to monitor therapy. If monitoring therapy, the specimen should be obtained approximately 8-10 hours AFTER the last dose of oral, transdermal, or vaginal hormone-containing medication. Do not discontinue prescription medication unless under the supervision of a doctor. Please refer to full instructions sent with the kit.