The Short Comprehensive Panel (6 Tests) is a salivary hormone profile for assessing male or female hormonal and adrenal status. It includes the sex hormones E2, Pg, and T, and also calculates the Pg/E2 ratio, which assesses the relationship between estradiol, which can drive cellular proliferation, and progesterone, which mitigates that growth and potentiates cellular differentiation. Adrenal hormones measured are
DHEA, Cortisol AM30 and night, to give a brief assessment of HPA axis dysfunction. This is a useful re-evaluation test after hormone replacement or nutritional intervention to monitor therapeutic values.
There are several ways to test for hormones (saliva, serum and urine). Saliva is a good method to test the active/bioavailable portion of hormones, which are reflective of tissue levels. When clients are considering bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT), it is helpful to know active hormone levels. In addition, if using a topical (transdermal) hormone preparation for treatment, saliva testing is an accurate tool to measure and monitor hormone status.
Enzyme Immunoassay Antibody (EIA)
When should I use
For both male and females where basic hormone and adrenal assessment is required or as a retest for monitoring hormone replacement or nutritional interventions.
For a more basic assessment consider either Basic Hormone Panel (5), which just assesses Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and AM30 Cortisol, or for a more indepth assessment either Comprehensive Panel (8 Tests), code HOR02 (which does not include Estrone and Estriol or the EQ, but does include cortisol levels at noon, evening and night) or Comprehensive Panel Plus (10 Tests), code HOR01 (which does include Estrone, Estriol and the EQ for assessing breast cancer risk)