Fertility Testing

Our Fertility Testing is comprehensive and noninvasive. Our assessment is based on a functional approach to testing hormones, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, as well as toxic element exposures. The following list includes some of the more common evaluations that we incorporate as part of our fertility program:

Basic Fertility Profile Assessment** (2 days of the menstrual cycle)

This is a measurement of a number of hormones and organ systems in the body, including the thyroid, the ovaries, and the adrenal glands. These levels are measured both in the blood and the saliva, both are done at home and mailed for analysis. Some of the hormones that can be measured include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, thyroid, as well as LH and FSH.

Comprehensive Fertility Profile Assessment** (11 days of the menstrual cycle)

This test measures the same types of hormones, but has the capacity to assess specific levels over the course of an entire menstrual cycle. This test can be performed and is useful even if you have irregular cycles. It may provide information about:

  • ovulation patterns
  • anovulation (no ovulation)
  • phase patterns; both the duration and dysregulation of the follicular and luteal phases
  • hormone levels (excess or deficiency)

Adrenal Stress Index**


Abnormal levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can impact other systems in the body, including your thyroid and ovaries. Imbalanced cortisol levels can affect sleep, mood, contribute to anxiety, cause muscle aches, affect the immune system and blood sugar levels. Because cortisol has a daily rhythm, and its levels vary during a 24-hour period, this test helps accurately identify your specific hormone fluctuations and how they may be impacting you.

Comprehensive Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional analysis helps to identify intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in people with infertility issues and other health concerns. Our tests measure the biochemical function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, providing a powerful clinical assessment in fertility support.

These nutritional assessments provide you with a comprehensive report of any vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and/or antioxidants, found to be deficient in your body.

Comprehensive Food Allergy Panel

Food allergies are mediated by the immune system, and may be associated with symptoms of fatigue, mood swings, rashes, gas, bloating, constipation, headaches, and cause a myriad of other symptoms. The involvement of the immune system may be an important contributing factor in cases of unexplained fertility. This test measures a total of 96 individual foods, including dairy, grains, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables, and more.

Toxic Element Exposure Profile


This is a measurement of toxic and essential elements in the body. It has been shown that environmental toxins have an impact on the reproductive system and other organs in the body, which can impact fertility.

 

**Why saliva testing, and how does it compare to blood and urine testing?


Saliva testing has been used extensively for several decades and shown to be consistently accurate by the scientific community. A bioavailable, a freely circulating compound that is unbound to any other molecules in the body. This is what actually carries the message to the cells and tissues throughout the body. The levels of bioavailable hormones are considered to be only a small fraction of the total amount of the circulating hormones, that are both bound and unbound to other molecules. A conventional hormone test to measure hormones uses both blood and urine, which measures the total amount of the hormone levels and not specifically the free form.