What is the benefit of saliva testing over blood testing to test my hormone levels?
Salivary hormone testing is considered to be a highly reliable testing procedure. First, a major point to consider is that saliva testing measures the level of active, free hormone. Blood tests measure bound, or inactive, hormones as well. Another benefit of saliva testing over blood testing is the convience of testing at home. You can pick up a test kit at our pharmacy and perform the simple test in the comfort of your own home. You then mail in the test tubes to the lab using the return mailer that is supplied with the test kit. In most cases, your insurance will cover the test if your doctor writes an order for the test.
For more information on saliva testing, please call our pharmacist at 850-473-9190.