Hormone testing for optimal physical and mental health
Endocrinological testing can allow tracking physical and mental training progress faster than using a calypter, stopwatch, or weight scale. Depending on your aims and ambitions, we provide testing of a variety of hormones, such as testosterone, cortisol and DHEA-S. Try our hormone test kits here.
Feeling stressed or fatigued? Find your path to improved mental and physical well-being through adrenal stress biomarker testing. More Info
The Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile gives you a full personalised report based on both behavioural and biomarker analysis. The assessment of the stress hormone cortisol in conjunction with your questionnaire data gives early predictors of burnout and other stress-related illnesses. The profile includes full interpretation of your data and personalized lifestyle information.
Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile is based on samples of saliva that you obtain in your own home (five saliva samples; five laboratory analyses in total). You will receive your easy-to-understand results showing your total secretion, your diurnal/circadian cortisol pattern, as well as two scientifically validated indexes: the so-called Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) and the Cortisol Slope. This will all come in a complete report which tells you if you are at risk of stress-related illnesses such as burnout. The report further includes personalized life-style choices and actions likely to be effective for people with your profile according to the latest scientific research.
Consider retaking this test every four to six months to check the progress of any therapy you may be following (such as lifestyle changes or wellness treatment).
For optimal results, the Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile is based on both biomarker and behavioural data: in addition to the hormone sampling, you will complete questionnaires through a secure, online platform. The questionnaires can be completed in English, Spanish, French, Norwegian, or German. This can be chosen during the completion process. However, please note that the report is currently only offered in English.
Obtain focused guiding and deeper understanding of your body through in-depth analysis of several stress biomarkers. More Info
The Persometrics Extended Stress Hormone Profile gives you a fully personalised extensive stress hormone profile based on in-depth hormone analysis including cortisol and DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate). The report contains early predictors of burnout and other stress-related illnesses, in addition to circadian secretion showing your daily pattern of the activation of the HPA-axis. Includes full interpretation of your data and personalised lifestyle advice for people with your given psycho-endocrinological profile.
The Persometrics Extended stress hormone profile adds to the original Stress Hormone Profile. This profile is based on analysis of two different hormones on five samples of saliva that you yourself will obtain in your home or at a place of your choosing (6 saliva samplings; 6 laboratory analyses). You will receive your results on all samples as well as scientifically validated indexes (the Awakening Response and Circadian Profile, slope and total secretion for cortisol and Alpha-Amylase, as well as Cortisol over DHEA-S ratios), interpreted in relation to normative data, and a full report which tells you if you are at risk of stress-related illnesses such as burnout and early aging. This report can also show abnormally high cortisol values during the day. The report further includes personalised lifestyle advice to let you take actions to avoid such illnesses, such as what time of day is recommended for people with your adrenal profile to do exercise and what dietary modifications to perform if any. Beware that any such changes must be discussed with a health care practitioner before undertaken.
We recommend retaking this test after six months of undertaking any therapy you may be following (such as lifestyle changes or wellness treatment) to assess progress, or to see whether daytime stress has been lowered.
This test measures the free (protein unbound) component of total testosterone through a single saliva sample. Testosterone is a male sex hormone, which is used to evaluate the androgynous state of men and to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome and breast cancer in women. It is responsible for bone and muscle strength, as well as mood, energy, and sexual function. It also has an influence on muscle mass, physical strength and bone density. Persometrics does not offer advice or medical diagnostics. Rather, the outcome of this test could be useful for you to discuss further with your medical doctor.
Note: We aim to ship your testkit within one working day. However, since the bioavailable component of Testosterone is requires a complex method to analyze correctly, saliva samples are forwarded to a larger laboratory for analysis (the Risch laboratory of Bern). For this reason, please allow for an 8 working days delay before achieving your results (after our laboratory receives your samples). We apologize for this long waiting time, but our main priority is product quality and scientific excellence.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is sometimes dubbed the anti-aging hormone. It is an anabolic compound that can buffer the negative effects of cortisol on several bodily functions and illnesses and can protect against burnout, Alzheimer's, and migraines. More Info
DHEA-s (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is the sulfated form of DHEA, which represents close to ninety-eight percent of the total circulating DHEA in our body. DHEA-s also shows less of an inter-individual variance (both from one day to another, or different times of the day), and is not easily affected by stressors, making testing of DHEA-s more suitable than DHEA as a health biomarker.
Correspondingly, the ratio of DHEA-s over Cortisol often has a stronger effect size on illness than either of the two hormones alone. To obtain saliva for this test, you provide one sample only. Your results will present a reference range as well as an overview of the importance of Cortisol/DHEA-s for health markers.
Find the right time of day for your training and exercise
This product includes four sampling vials to measure your anabolic/catabolic hormone ratio (Testosterone/Cortisol) across the day (total hormone analyses: eight). The aim is to identify a solution optimal for you to identify your optimal time of day for your workout.Learn more.
Good hormonal balance means good exercise routines. The Circadian anabolic/catabolic ratio test kit includes an analysis of Free (unbound) Cortisol and Testosterone across the day. Testosterone plays a vital role in creating muscle mass, improving bone density and increasing cardiovascular health. Cortisol, on the other hand, is known to have a catabolic effect on tissue with an associated decrease in anabolic (muscle growth) hormones and suppressed immune function. The optimal hormonal environment for maximal muscle growth (or minimal muscle loss) is when testosterone is high and cortisol is low. Both these two hormones follow a diurnal, or circadian, cycle whereby they sharply increase in the morning to their maximum peak, and then decrease throughout the day, reaching their minimum again at night. If you choose to use the test to assess your diurnal secretion, remember that cortisol increases in function of stress; and testosterone may also increase in some males during or after a competition, so try to choose typical days (one that is common in your current life situation) for your testing.
The testosterone to cortisol (T/C) ratio is used to assess physiological strain and recovery after exercise. As testosterone is an anabolic hormone and cortisol a catabolic hormone, this ratio is often referred to as the anabolic ratio, and measurement is pivotal for endocrine homeostasis during acute and chronic exercise. Indeed, it has been proposed to be linked to overtraining. Recent research also shows that this ratio is of importance to female athletes.
This test involves performing four saliva samples surrounding a work-out session (immediately before, immediately after, 1 hour after and finally 12 hours after a session). From your four samples, we extract both cortisol and testosterone, yielding a total of eight analyses. Benchmarking your levels before exercise, this test is above all to be used for intra-individual analysis. The reference range for overall testosterone and cortisol are provided, and your T/C parameter will be placed in relation to published literature using this ratio.
This test measures the bioavailable component of total cortisol through a saliva sample. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. When we are confronted with a threat, cortisol targets the central nervous system, the metabolic system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system, with the aim of releasing energy to allow us to deal with the stressor and not waste precious resources elsewhere.