Did You Know?
Hormones that don’t break down properly in the body can increase the risk for certain cancers – like breast cancer.
Urinary hormone metabolites testing provides a unique diagnostic view that no other hormone testing offers.
Because it assesses both parent hormones and their corresponding metabolites, it reveals how the body is breaking down key hormones like estrogens, progestogens, androgens, cortisol and melatonin.
This testing gives insight into whether we are fully detoxifying our hormones, which is important because some hormones can be carcinogenic if they don’t break down properly – leaving us more at risk for a variety of diseases like cancer.
When is it a good idea to consider urinary hormone testing? In cases where someone is:
- At risk of hormone-dependent cancers – like breast cancer or prostate cancer
- Showing normal saliva cortisol levels but still experiencing symptoms of adrenal dysfunction
- Considering hormone replacement therapy
- Experiencing symptoms of cortisol imbalance
- Having symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as weight gain and insomnia
While other labs offer similar testing, ZRT’s urine hormone testing is the most complete available.
With 44 unique markers, ZRT’s urine hormone profiles are more comprehensive than any other lab’s.
ZRT assesses a total of 13 estrogens, including 2-Methoxy and 2-Hydroxy, 4-Hydroxy and 4-Methoxy and 16a-Hydroxy estrogens. We test more 4-Hydroxy metabolites than any other lab.
ZRT assesses a total of 8 androgens, which is more than most labs offer.
ZRT is one of few labs to include an assessment of BPA in its urine hormone testing.
ZRT provides diurnal patterns for both cortisol and cortisone, which help get to the root of stress-related issues. It’s also ideal for those unable to collect a saliva sample for diurnal cortisol.
Diurnal Melatonin: ZRT is the only lab to include a diurnal pattern for melatonin, which helps evaluate sleep-related issues.
ZRT’s dried urine method offers a discreet, at-home testing alternative and eliminates the hassles of all-day jug urine collection. Patients collect urine on a filter strip at four time points during the day. Dried strips are shelf-stable for 30 days and easy to mail back to the lab for analysis.