The profile provides a thorough evaluation that can identify many problems related to hormone imbalances that are associated with infertility. Dried blood spot samples are collected on days 3 and 21 of the menstrual cycle, and saliva samples are collected only on day 21. LH and FSH are tested on day 3, while on day 21 estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, SHBG, and the thyroid hormones are tested in dried blood spot and diurnal cortisol is tested in saliva.
21.4% of women age 30 to 44 struggle with infertility. The primary causes of infertility are physical, including ovulatory failure, tubal damage, and endometriosis. However, 28% of infertility cases remain unexplained. In the absence of a physical cause, many cases of infertility may be explained by something as simple and correctable as hormonal imbalances.
Consider for: Women who have been trying to get pregnant without success, or who would like to be proactive in their preconception planning by getting a baseline screening.