Blood Spot Test Advantages

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Advantages

  • No phlebotomist or centrifuging required
  • Collection times can be optimized - very important for determining early morning baseline hormone levels, testing of hormones multiple times during the day, and assessment of HRT dosing
  • Nearly painless finger prick, simple and safe (stress of conventional blood draw can alter test results)
  • Private (home collection) and convenient for both patient and doctor
  • Hormones are stable in dried bloodspot at room temperature for weeks allowing for worldwide shipment
  • Less expensive than conventional blood draws (no phlebotomist, centrifuge, or expensive shipment)
  • Ease of collection allows for routine monitoring and adjustment of hormone supplementation as needed.

Clinical Utility

Blood Spot Testing can help:

  • Identify hidden hormonal deficiencies associated with aging and disease, thyroid dysfunction and symptoms of menopause and andropause
  • Maintain optimal health and prevent disease through early detection of hormonal balance
  • Link clinical symptoms to specific hormone imbalances flagged in testing
  • Restore hormonal balance and patient quality of life using test results as a rational basis for treatment
  • Monitor patient hormone levels for individualized, physiologic dosing of hormone replacement; and
  • Track patient progress with comparative history reports provided with follow-up testing.

BLOOD SPOT TEST KIT CONTENTS

Each kit contains:

  • Instructions for Blood Spot Collection
  • Requisition Form to complete including personal and medical history
  • Symptom Checklist on Test Requisition Form
  • Blood Sample Card
  • 2 Lancets
  • Alcohol Prep Pad
  • Adhesive Bandage
  • Authorization Forms for insurance or credit card billing where applicable
  • Pre-paid, Pre-addressed Return Packaging

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART TEST METHODOLOGY AND CUSTOMIZED COMMENTS
Using advanced testing methods, ZRT can help to identify previously undiagnosed hormone imbalances associated with symptoms of accelerated aging, stress disorders and preventable chronic disease. Unlike the average laboratory test result, we do not stop at numbers! No other hormone testing laboratory documents and evaluates hormone status in light of current patient symptoms and hormone supplementation. This information is correlated with hormone lab levels to produce a comprehensive evaluation that includes individualized comments specific to each patient. The report serves as a rationale for treatment aimed at restoration of natural hormone balance. ZRT also provides comparative history reports with follow-up testing to assist providers in gauging patient progress.

ABOUT BLOOD SPOT TESTING
Blood Spot testing is the future of blood testing. The process requires only blood from a nearly painless finger prick and several tests can be run from a single sample. Blood spot testing provides results on a par with those from serum tests but without the cost and inconvenience of conventional blood drawing. In addition, collection times can be optimized for fasting baseline hormone levels and assessment of HRT dosing and diurnal hormone testing.

Tests offered in the Blood Spot Profiles

-- Vitamin D, 25-OH, Total
-- High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) - Blood Spot
-- Cholesterol (total and LDL)
-- Estradiol (E2)
-- Progesterone (Pg)
-- Testosterone, total
-- DHEAS
-- Cortisol
-- Fasting Insulin
-- Thyroxine (T4), free
-- Triiodothyronine (T3), free
-- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
-- Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO)
-- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
-- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
-- Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) - indicator of HGH levels
-- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
-- Lutenizing Hormone (LH)

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