Essential 3 - Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T) - Hormone Saliva Test Kit
For both men and women, saliva testing for sex steroid hormones is both convenient and accurate. Carrier proteins found in the blood indicate hormone bioavailability best tested through saliva samples.
Estradiol (E2) is an estrogen necessary for the female reproductive cycle as well as bone and organ health. Men need estrogen to help modulate libido, for erectile function, and to facilitate spermatogenesis.
Progesterone (Pg) helps prepare the uterine lining for a fertilized egg in pregnant women. Levels are 10 times higher during pregnancy as the placenta begins to release progesterone after the first trimester. Men need progesterone in order to produce testosterone and to mature healthy sperm viable for reproduction.
Testosterone (T) is the primary sex steroid hormone in men responsible for sex drive, muscle mass, strength, fat distribution, and red cell and sperm production. It also promotes secondary sex characteristics in males such as facial hair, deepening voice, and body hair. In women, testosterone supports bone and breast health, fertility, libido, and vaginal health.
What Is Measured?
The hormone trio tests bioavailable levels of Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), and Testosterone (T).
- Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
- DUB (dysfunctional uterine bleeding)
- Sexual dysfunction
- Anovulation (failure to ovulate)
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
- Estrogen dominance
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- For use with monitoring HRT therapy
- Estrogen dominance
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased muscle mass
Hormone Reference Ranges
Normal Levels for Adult Women
Estrogen Adult female, premenopausal: 15-350 pg/mL
Progesterone levels, (non pregnant) During first (follicular) stage of menstrual cycle 0.1–0.7 ng/mL While ovulating (luteal stage of cycle) 2–25 ng/mL Testosterone for females normal range is 15 to 70 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).
Normal Levels for Adult Men
Estradiol 20–55 pg/mL (2.0–5.5 ng/dL) or 10-40 pg/mL (1.0-4.0 ng/dL) (lab dependent) Progesterone Normal levels are less than 0.20 ng/mL Testosterone is 270-1070 ng/dL Average is 679 ng/dL