You should take this test if you
✔ Are of perimenopausal age (usually 45-55)
✔ Are experiencing symptoms of menopause
✔ Are postmenopausal and want to evaluate your hormone levels
✔ Are interested in your fertility status
Menopause can cause varying symptoms. Some women have few to none, and some women have many that are prolonged and severe. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Sleep changes
- Mood changes
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Skin changes
- Loss of menstruation
- Breast tenderness
- Brain fog
- Memory lapses
What we measure
Reproductive Hormones • Saliva
Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone
The body’s reproductive hormones – estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone – are synthesized in the ovaries and are the primary hormones impacted by menopause. After menopause, small amounts are still synthesized in the adrenal glands.
Adrenal Hormones • Saliva
Cortisol (4), DHEA
Two key hormones produced in the adrenal glands – DHEA and cortisol – can be negatively impacted by menopause because the adrenal glands become the main source of reproductive hormone synthesis after menopause.
Menopause Test (Saliva Collection)
1. Test Activation
Login to Mygenbio.com. You will send you an invitation email for you to sign up and log in for Thorne Research website. Click the ‘Activate Test’ button on top of the main homepage, and Enter a 6-digit activation code on the back of the plastic clamshell box. To see your test result summary on Mygenbio.com’s ‘Test Result’ section, you MUST enter your ‘Test Status’ section and click the gray button to change its color to pink.
2. Sample Collection
You will collect your saliva sample 4 times a day (on day 19, 20 or 21 of the menstrual cycle). (If you are no longer menstruating, you can collect samples on any day you choose. However, you will need to collect your first sample immediately upon waking.) Do not eat, drink (except water), or brush teeth prior to the first collection of the day for the 2 hours prior to additional collections. Do not use lip products on collection day, and avoid anti-aging/anti-wrinkle facial creams for 3 days prior to testing because they can contain undisclosed hormones. Each saliva sample must fill the tube at least half way, not including bubbles.
Collection timings are : (1) immediately upon waking for the day (2) just before lunch (at least 2 hours after first collection) (3) just before dinner (4) just before bedtime Don’t forget to write your name and the date and time on the tube label.
3. Sample Return
Place both biohazard bags containing 4 saliva samples into the plastic box in which they arrived. (Do NOT throw away the plastic box.) Apply a return label to the envelope and leave the envelope inside a mailbox or take it to any U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility. Your shipping cost is prepaid.
What you'll discover
Your personal biomarker values are displayed on an easy-to-read dashboard with descriptions of what each biomarker value means for you.
Using your biomarkers, we provide detailed insights to help identify potential health risks or specific areas of improvement. Insights are generated using the Onegevity Health Intelligence platform.
Based on your unique results, a comprehensive improvement plan with diet, activity, and supplement recommendations is generated.