Rhythm Plus is a comprehensive assessment of the female hormones oestradiol, progesterone and testosterone spanning a full cycle period. Imbalances revealed in this profile can help illuminate root causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility and menstrual irregularities.
Balance is the key. Research has long shown that fluctuating levels of oestogen, progesterone and testosterone play a major role in a woman’s overall health, affecting
As well as measuring the hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, Rhythm Plus also measures melatonin and the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA. It’s designed to show these are influenced by the sex hormones and vice versa.
The hormone melatonin is the major modulator of annual and circadian biorhythms in the body. Abnormalities have been closely linked to a variety of behavioural changes and mood disorders including: female hormone disturbance, insomnia, sleep-wake problems, mood disturbance, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, inhibition of ovulation and low body temperature.
12 x 3ml saliva samples collected over a 28-day cycle and 5 x 3ml saliva samples collected at timed intervals throughout 1 day.
Saliva samples over one day collected:
Between 7:00 am and 9:00 am
Between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Between 10:00 pm and 12:00 am
Between 2:30 am and 3:30 am
Inform practitioner about all medication, oral contraceptive and hormone supplement use.
On day of test: avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.
Do not eat, brush or floss teeth, use mouthwash or chew gum for 1 hour before you take each sample.
No steroid medication including hormones, inhalers and creams are to be taken or used for 48 hours before the test unless you want to monitor the medication. Long term use of steroid medication or creams may influence the results.
Please check with your health provider before stopping any medication.
The patient must have gone through puberty and have a menstrual cycle.
Samples must be frozen a minimum of 2 hours prior to shipping. Keep sample frozen until ready to ship.
Please return via a next day service Monday – Thursday only. A courier option is sent with your test kit. You pay the laboratory directly for this test and also the return courier if you use the service. You can also make your own arrangements for returning your samples via a next day service.
16 working days.
Your test results will be emailed to you.