With the cerascreen® Estrogen & Progesterone Test you can determine the concentration of two female sex hormones in your saliva: those of the estrogen estradiol and those of the progestin progesterone. This tells you whether you have too much or too little of these sex hormones in the body.
- Easily take your sample at home
- Certified laboratory diagnostics
- Comprehensive results report
- Specific treatment recommendations
Test estrogen and progesterone levels at home
Quick: Only takes a few minutes
Pain-free and easy to perform at home
No doctor's appointment necessary
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialised diagnostic laboratory within days
Please do not perform the test during your menstruation.
What are Estrogens and Progestins?
Estrogens, along with progestins, belong to the female sex hormones. In biochemical terms, these in turn belong to the steroid hormones. They are primarily produced in the ovaries depending on the menstrual cycle. During pregnancy, estrogens are also produced in the placenta.
The estrogens include estradiol, estrone and estriol in natural form. The synthetic representative, the derivative (chemical derivative) ethinylestradiol, often makes up the oestrogen-containing portion in combination contraceptive pill preparations.
Progestogens include progesterone, pregnanediol and pregnenolone, among others, and are the other ingredient in combination preparations.
The Role of Estrogens
Estrogens are important for the development of female sexual characteristics, but less so than the androgens in men. It promotes breast growth and pubic and axillary hair and alters the vagina and body fat distribution.
It is responsible for follicle maturation in the ovaries during the menstrual cycle. In the uterus, estrogen promotes the development of the mucous membrane and the contraction of the uterine muscles. In the vagina, estrogen increases lactic acid production through mucosal thickening and epithelial shedding, thus reducing the risk of infection.
In the cervix, the so-called cervical mucus plug prevents sperm from entering the uterus. Oestrogen changes the mucus so that the sperm can penetrate more easily and it increases the survival time of the sperm. Oestrogen also retains salt and water in the kidneys and locally, leading to oedema (water retention in the tissues).
Oestrogen lowers LDL (low densitiy lipoprotein), the bad cholesterol, and increases HDL (high densitiy lipoprotein), the so-called good cholesterol. This explains why women are less frequently affected by arteriosclerosis than men.
In the bone area, the bone-building cells (osteoblasts) are supported and thus the bone structure is built up. A deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. The blood's ability to clot is promoted by oestrogen, which leads to an increased risk of thrombosis.
Your personal test results
As soon as your sample has been evaluated, you will be able to view your individual results report in the my cerascreen® mobile app or our secure online customer area where you can also print the report.
Result of laboratory analysis: You will learn the concentration of hydrogen and methane in your breathing gas - before and after drinking a lactose solution.
Individualised practical recommendations: You will learn how to optimize your diet in case of a lactose intolerance.
Important health information: Read what happens with a lactose intolerance in your gut and what foods you can easily consume.
How does the Estrogen & Progesterone Test work?
1. Collect saliva sample
Using our test kit, you take a small saliva sample from your mouth and send it to our laboratory free of charge in the enclosed envelope.
In the laboratory, your saliva sample is analysed comprehensively.
3. Detailed results report
You can view your results report online in the secure "My cerascreen®" area after just a few days.
4. Individual recommendations
You receive individual recommendations for action based on your needs. These can be courses, nutritional supplements or consultations.
Certified, reliable and accurate
We focus on delivering trustworthy and accurate results by working with the best accredited and certified laboratories that regularly participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing. Our goal is to always ensure a high level of quality and competency. All our partners are laboratories that provide extensive experience and are trusted as well as utilised by physicians all across Europe. Our setup of using anonymous Test-IDs ensures maximum data protection and privacy.
We use the highest certification standards for quality management:
- ISO 9001
- EN ISO 13485
- Interlaboratory proficiency testing