Sports genomics and endocrinological testing for exercise through DNA and hormone analysis
DNA and hormone testing is no longer restricted to professional athletes. Good hormone balance means good physical workout and by testing your hormone levels we can quantify how efficient your routines are before your exercise efficiency can be measured in your strength or speed.
As for the relevance of DNA testing, it is known that some people get better results in a short time when doing physical activity while others need more intensity or more time to get the same results. Genomic research has identified relevant genes related to physical activity requirements. There are also genetic variations that tell us what kind of sports activities (endurance or sprint) is more favorable.
This test measures the bioavailable 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.
A test of adrenal deficiency was developed in 2000 by Morley and colleagues at St. Louis School of Medicine and has since been used in some 100 studies. The sensitivity of this test has been found to be 97% (specificity was 30%) for the detection of hypogonadism in a validation study from 2004. We therefore offer this adrenal deficiency test for free on our website.
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 10 working days 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.