Hormone Testing

Hormones play a key role in regulating our body’s main systems and general wellbeing. We offer a range of tests for sex and adrenal hormones that will help us assess your health needs and restore balance.

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About

Hormone regulation is the cornerstone of our physiology, behaviour and ability to reproduce and thrive. Unfortunately, keeping our hormones balanced has become more and more difficult due to the modern environment we live in and its detrimental interaction with our genes and body systems. Hormonal imbalance will affect our energy levels, cause changes in our cells and tissues, leading to a whole range of symptoms. 

Types of Hormone Testing

When hormones are out of kilter we can feel run down, anxious and depressed, and suffer from a variety of symptoms including fatigue, low mood, irregular periods, migraines, skin conditions, blood sugar issues and weight gain.

At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we use a handful of key types of hormone tests. During your initial consultation, your practitioner will assess which hormone test is necessary and appropriate to investigate your hormonal health further. 

Adrenal testing

This simple saliva test has been used for over 30 years and checks your levels of cortisol, the body’s key stress hormone, and DHEA, a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It will tell us if your adrenal function or circadian rhythm are out of step and need addressing.

Saliva Test

Genova Adrenal Stress Profile £112

Sex Hormone & Adrenal hormone test - Dutch Complete £295

A more advanced test which analyses 35 different types of hormones. You provide four urine samples over the course of a day to give us a more complete view of your hormonal health. It’s ideal for post-menopausal women and men entering a new life stage. We test for:

  • oestrogen
  • testosterone
  • cortisol
  • progesterone
  • DHEA-S
  • their metabolites

Dutch Cycle mapping - £390

This test compares your hormones over a monthly cycle, which is especially helpful for women with irregular periods, no menstrual bleeding or infertility. It can be combined with the Adrenal and Sex Hormone test if you want a more comprehensive assessment of your current hormonal health. We test for:

  • Oestrogen
  • Progesterone

Investigating both oestrogen and progesterone in the body can help us understand autoimmunity, PMS, and fertility issues in our patients. Knowing these pathways can help us make the right suggestions for diet and lifestyle modification and supplementation.

Medichecks Advanced Female Hormone Blood Test - £114

A simple blood test is one of the most common ways to test hormone levels and can detect testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, and thyroid levels. In general, blood samples are best taken in the 'first half' of the cycle (the follicular phase) when normal and abnormal hormone levels are more clearly separated. However, progesterone may be deliberately measured on day 21 in the middle of the 'second half' (luteal phase) to see if ovulation has occurred.

*Please be advised that this is only a small range of tests available. We would generally recommend the most appropriate testing following a full health assessment where the practitioner will work within your budget.

The functional medicine approach digs deeper and explores less obvious causes of infertility. In our experience gut health, adrenal health and oxidative stress may also contribute to low sperm count and reduced fertility in men.

Female hormones

Learning about ovulation, the length of cycle and how that relates to symptoms and hormonal health can help us get an insight into other mechanisms within the body. Hormonal health can impact fertility, thyroid function, mood, energy, immune system and even weight gain or loss.

Testing for female sex hormones allows us to understand what is going throughout a menstrual cycle. It gives us an indication of dominant and deficient hormones which ultimately leads us to the most appropriate course of action.  

Get in touch

Functional testing is a vital part of the jigsaw when working to achieve optimum health, and we are committed to assist our clients in all areas of health, including hormonal health. At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we use a range of tests to investigate adrenal and sex hormones that will help us assess health needs and restore balance.

Get in touch to discuss your health concerns and how to match you with the most suitable practitioner for a comprehensive consultation.

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