1. FAQs for salivary hormone testing and treatment of imbalances such as:
o When should I order the CAR (cortisol awakening response) and how do I interpret the results?
o Why is the melatonin elevated in my patient with insomnia?
o What is the difference between the 3 estrogens and which patients would benefit from running all three?
2. FAQs for urinary hormone metabolite testing such as:
o What is the clinical utility of urine hormone metabolite testing? How does this compare to salivary hormone testing?
o Can I prescribe hormones and adjust dosages based on these results?
o There are a few different companies that offer metabolite testing, what stands out about the HuMap?
o What types of patients would benefit from urinary hormone metabolite testing?
3. FAQs regarding urinary neurotransmitter testing such as:
o Does urinary NT testing measure brain levels?
o Can I test my patient while they are using psychotropic medications?
o Why is it recommended to avoid bananas prior to testing NTs?
4. FAQs regarding proper collection of saliva and urine samples such as:
o When should a perimenopausal female with irregular cycles collect/test hormones?
o When should I test a patient who is using bioidentical hormones?
o 24 hour/first morning void...how do I choose the right way to collect to test neurotransmitters?