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    Pittsburgh412 is offline Banned
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    Bloodwork, but not

    There's a saliva test
    Female / Male Saliva Profile I
    This profile measures your Cortisol x 1, DHEA-S, Estradiol (E2), Progesterone and Testosterone through saliva samples. Will this work?

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    Never heard of that 1 pitts where did you see/read this about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarky.
    Never heard of that 1 pitts where did you see/read this about.
    http://www.accesalabs.com/zrt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittsburgh412
    There's a saliva test
    Female / Male Saliva Profile I
    This profile measures your Cortisol x 1, DHEA-S, Estradiol (E2), Progesterone and Testosterone through saliva samples. Will this work?
    Bump, will this work?

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    Aetna considers salivary tests of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), estrogen, melatonin, progesterone, or testosterone experimental and investigational for the screening, diagnosis, or monitoring of menopause or diseases related to aging, or any other indications because these tests have not been proven to be valid alternatives to serum tests.
    ^^^^cant post links yet but that's straight from the Aetna website. If they don't view it as a reliable alternative to serum testing I wouldn't.

    I'm not saying the numbers would necessarily be off, but it would have a much larger tolerance for error in collecting the sample at home, and is technically more challenging (serum hormone levels are generally 10-100x higher than saliva so the assay sensitivity would be completely different).
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