Guide to Hormone Testing (Saliva, Blood Spot and Urine Spot)

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In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, personalized and convenient testing solutions are becoming increasingly crucial. ZRT test kits provide a simple and accessible way to collect saliva, dried blood spot, or dried urine samples in the comfort of your home. This blog will guide you through the who, when, and how of ZRT testing, offering insights into hormone, neurotransmitter, and heavy metals & essential elements testing.

Who to Test:

Candidates for hormone testing are individuals facing a variety of issues, ranging from hormonal imbalances to specific symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sex drive, and more. Neurotransmitter testing is suitable for those struggling with anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, impulsivity, OCD, or ADHD. Heavy metals & essential elements testing is recommended for individuals with potential exposure to contaminants, such as those living in older homes, industrial areas, or with specific lifestyle factors like smoking or mercury dental work.

How to Test:

ZRT test kits make the collection process hassle-free, eliminating the need for needles or lab visits. To ease any concerns, explain to patients that samples, except serum, can be collected at home and returned to the lab. Walk patients through the test kit, highlighting collection instructions, the contents of the kit, and the return label envelope. Encourage patients to watch ZRT's collection videos online for a visual guide at

Alleviate Concerns:

To alleviate any concerns, emphasize the simplicity of the testing process. Explain that ZRT's saliva, blood spot, and urine test kits require no needles, and all samples, except serum, can be collected at home and sent to the lab via post office or private curriers.

Walk Through the Test Kit:

Provide patients with a comprehensive understanding of the test kit. Point out collection instructions, the components of the kit, and the return process. This step ensures patients feel confident and comfortable with the testing process.

Review Collection:

Encourage patients to read collection instructions before testing and fill out paperwork the night before collection. Emphasize the importance of leaving only Section 5 of the form (Sample Collection Dates and Times) to be completed on the day of collection. Additionally, suggest watching ZRT's collection videos for further guidance.

When to Test:

For hormone testing, pre-menopausal women should collect samples on days 19-21 of their cycle, while women with irregular cycles should collect five days before their expected period. Post-menopausal women, non-cycling women, men, and children can collect samples any day of the month. Neurotransmitter testing can be done on any non-bleeding day for cycling women, while non-cycling women, men, and children can collect any day of the month. Heavy metals & essential elements testing can be done any day for non-cycling women, men, and children, while cycling women can collect urine any non-bleeding day and blood any day.

Symptom Checklists:

To further guide patients, Hormone Lab UK (ZRT) provides Symptom Checklists available for download at :

For Women:

For Men:

 These checklists help identify which patients can benefit from testing and which type of testing is most suitable for their specific needs.


ZRT testing empowers individuals to take control of their health by providing a convenient and personalized testing experience. By understanding who should be tested, when to test, and how to navigate the process, individuals can unlock valuable health insights and pave the way towards a healthier, more informed future.

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