Benefits of Saliva Tests

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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-31 (EDT)

See also Benefits of Urine Tests
See also Benefits of Blood Tests

The hormone levels in saliva reflect the active tissue concentrations, while blood contains mostly protein- bound hormones, whose active levels can only be estimated at best. Urine contains both the active hormones and numerous metabolites and can only provide a gross estimate of hormone production over time. Active fraction measurements from saliva are superior to blood and urine for use in diagnosis and treatment.