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8 Home Low Testosterone Tests and Hormone Tests: What Works? How Well?

By DrLaPuma 1 month agoNo Comments
Home  /  Hormones  /  8 Home Low Testosterone Tests and Hormone Tests: What Works? How Well?
Low Testosterone

Of the eight home low testosterone tests and hormone tests readily available online, the questions I’m asked more than any other: what works? and how well? And should I just eat two Brazil Nuts a day if I think my testosterone level and selenium levels are low? And can women use them accurately too?

I decided to review each test briefly, and list them here alphabetically: there is a link to each one. They use different methods, not all are available nationwide, and the laboratories that offer them have varied track records.  Note: Free T is measured in saliva, and total T is measured in plasma (pinprick), and yes, of course, some of these–the best ones– can be useful for women.  I recommend two choices, which should optimally be combined, at the end.

3 Hormone Imbalance Home Test Kit – Blood Spot Hormone Trio (E2, Pg, T) – Includes Pre-Paid Sample Return Label

Three (3) Tests: Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T) in CLIA-certified ZRT labs, a well-known, reliable hormone testing lab.  Blood stick, so total T measured, not free T.  From ZRT labs, a well-known, reliable hormone testing lab.

Everlywell at Home – Testosterone Test – at Home – Free Testosterone Hormone Levels CLIA-Certified Adult Test – Accurate Saliva Analysis – Results Within Days – Not Available in NY, NJ, RI

One test, which reveals free testosterone, in a CLIA-certified lab, which is good. Though which lab is not stated.  You get the actual lab results, which is also good. If results are positive, you will have a consultation with one of the doctors in their 3rd party physician network as a courtesy and will get medication as well which will be at no cost…which seems a little odd to me.

Female/Male Saliva Profile II – Test Kit For 6 Hormone Level Imbalances (E2, Pg, T, DS and Cx2)

4 tests: Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEAS, and Cortisol, in CLIA-certified ZRT Labs. Not at all clear how there are six assessments: only 4 tubes are provided. Lab results available.

HealthConfirm – Hormone Vitality Complete – at-Home Test Kit – 8 Panel Full Day Hormone Balance Saliva Collection Kit

4 tests, twice: Estradiol, Testosterone, Progesterone, DHEAS, and Cortisol, in a CLIA-certified lab. Free T only.

imaware™ Testosterone Test | Screen for Low Testosterone At-Home | Pain Free Finger Prick Test with Accurate Results and Easy to Understand Report | Tested at CLIA Certified Labs (Not Available in NY)

One test, for total Testosterone, in a \ CLIA-certified lab, medical review, total testosterone only, verified in one case report by an endocrinologist.

Testosterone – Saliva Hormone Level Imbalance Testing Kit

One test for free T, no info about the lab, difficult to navigate.

Testosterone Test Kit (2 Kit Pack + 2 Months of Progene) – Measure and Track Your Levels Before and After Progene

2 tests for free T, no info about the lab. Banned by professional sports, Progene is included in this pack. The pack has no reviews. Research, however, shows that Progene contains vitamins, a proprietary mix and

Amount Per Serving  %DV
L-Arginine HCl 1,000 mg *
Tongkat ali 50:1 extract (Eurycoma longifolia jack) (root) 60 mg *
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) 50 mg *
Guarana seed extract 10 m


ZRT Estrogen Dominance Saliva Home Test Kit (E2 & Pg)

Two tests, for estrogen and progesterone (not for testosterone): however, while estrogen dominance is more commonly found in women, this test can be used by men who may be experiencing a hormone imbalance as well.

Of these tests, I would not recommend those without any laboratory information, as above.
The ones I do recommend–and please consult your physician before taking hormones or hormone analogues of any kind–are below.
To get both readings, total and free testosterone, you need both a saliva sample and a pinprick sample. My choices for these:

3 Hormone Imbalance Home Test Kit

Everlywell at Home – Testosterone Test – at Home

Learn more about low testosterone in men at RefuelMen.com

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  Hormones, Lab Tests, Refuel and Men's Health, Vitamins and Supplements

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