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Hormones are essential for the body to function optimally. Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ provides important details on hormone production and metabolism to provide a more complete picture of overall hormonal health.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) measures important hormones and hormone conjugates that allow evaluation of metabolized hormones, insight into hormone stores, and a view into liver function. CHI also includes many clinically meaningful cortisol measures including those that may inform on cortisol awakening response, recovery and repair and cortisol conjugation pattern. CHI also includes 17-OH-pregnenolone, an important precursor steroid, along with clinically relevant estrogen ratios that provide insights into breast cancer risk and estrogen metabolism.

 

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ requires a 4 urine samples, collected over a period of two days, eliminating the need for a cumbersome 24-hour collection.

 

For more information, please download the complete healthcare provider information package.

Superior reporting of results:

  • Heat map
    • Immediate visual identification of which hormone pathways are hot (i.e., overactive) or cold (i.e., underactive)
    • Allows clinicians to identify hormonal issues at-a-glance
  • Custom interpretation of results
    • CHI includes detailed, patient-specific commentary to guide the interpretation of patient hormone levels and help identify possible causes of symptoms
  • Percentiles reported, in addition to individual results
    • Percentiles show how patients’ results compare to clinically-well populations
  • More in-depth analysis of results via ratios

Liquid urine samples:

  • Collection of liquid urine can be done discreetly
  • Peer-reviewed literature supports liquid urine steroid hormone analysis

4-point urine samples:

  • Cortisol diurnal variation was previously only measurable in saliva and serum. The daytime urine samples show the same pattern as saliva, and also provide information on cortisol metabolism
  • 4-point samples eliminate the need for a cumbersome 24-hour urine collection
  • Results from the pooled sample derived from the 4-point samples can be equated to results from a 24-hour collection

Tested in Canada:

  • Shipped samples stay in Canada, which improves turnaround times and helps ensure the integrity of your samples while in transit to the lab. Shipping is free!

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) test is moving laboratories!  Due to the move, the test is currently not available for ordering, but is expected to be up and running in the new BC lab early in 2021.

First time ordering with us? Register with Rocky Mountain Analytical today!

Register

Patient Collection Instructions

Results will be available via drOPsite within 7-10 business days of the samples arriving at our laboratory. Hard copy results may take longer due to mailing time.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ results are summarized in a visual report so you can easily identify clinically actionable measures. The report will summarize key hormone and hormone metabolites including:

  • Cortisol and cortisone metabolites
  • Androgens and 17-ketosteroids
  • Progesterone metabolites
  • Steroid precursors
  • Estrogens and metabolites
  • Conjugated forms of cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen
  • 6-sulfatoxymelatonin
  • 8-OHdG

 

The report will also include an interpretation of the results in correlation to the symptoms your patient may be experiencing.

Have a question? Need more information? Rocky Mountain Analytical is committed to supporting you.

Contact us

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) measures important hormones and hormone conjugates that allow evaluation of metabolized hormones, insight into hormone stores, and a view into liver function. CHI also includes many clinically meaningful cortisol measures including those that may inform on cortisol awakening response, recovery and repair and cortisol conjugation pattern. CHI also includes 17-OH-pregnenolone, an important precursor steroid, along with clinically relevant estrogen ratios that provide insights into breast cancer risk and estrogen metabolism.

 

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ requires a 4 urine samples, collected over a period of two days, eliminating the need for a cumbersome 24-hour collection.

 

For more information, please download the complete healthcare provider information package.

Superior reporting of results:

  • Heat map
    • Immediate visual identification of which hormone pathways are hot (i.e., overactive) or cold (i.e., underactive)
    • Allows clinicians to identify hormonal issues at-a-glance
  • Custom interpretation of results
    • CHI includes detailed, patient-specific commentary to guide the interpretation of patient hormone levels and help identify possible causes of symptoms
  • Percentiles reported, in addition to individual results
    • Percentiles show how patients’ results compare to clinically-well populations
  • More in-depth analysis of results via ratios

Liquid urine samples:

  • Collection of liquid urine can be done discreetly
  • Peer-reviewed literature supports liquid urine steroid hormone analysis

4-point urine samples:

  • Cortisol diurnal variation was previously only measurable in saliva and serum. The daytime urine samples show the same pattern as saliva, and also provide information on cortisol metabolism
  • 4-point samples eliminate the need for a cumbersome 24-hour urine collection
  • Results from the pooled sample derived from the 4-point samples can be equated to results from a 24-hour collection

Tested in Canada:

  • Shipped samples stay in Canada, which improves turnaround times and helps ensure the integrity of your samples while in transit to the lab. Shipping is free!

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) test is moving laboratories!  Due to the move, the test is currently not available for ordering, but is expected to be up and running in the new BC lab early in 2021.

First time ordering with us? Register with Rocky Mountain Analytical today!

Register

Patient Collection Instructions

Results will be available via drOPsite within 7-10 business days of the samples arriving at our laboratory. Hard copy results may take longer due to mailing time.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ results are summarized in a visual report so you can easily identify clinically actionable measures. The report will summarize key hormone and hormone metabolites including:

  • Cortisol and cortisone metabolites
  • Androgens and 17-ketosteroids
  • Progesterone metabolites
  • Steroid precursors
  • Estrogens and metabolites
  • Conjugated forms of cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen
  • 6-sulfatoxymelatonin
  • 8-OHdG

 

The report will also include an interpretation of the results in correlation to the symptoms your patient may be experiencing.

Have a question? Need more information? Rocky Mountain Analytical is committed to supporting you.

Contact us

Hormones act as messengers in the body, travelling through the bloodstream to target tissues. Hormones affect many aspects of health such as mood, sleep, appetite, growth and development, sexual function and reproduction. Therefore, it is important for hormone levels to be in proper balance.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) is a test that measures the hormone levels in your urine, providing an in-depth look at your overall hormone production and metabolism in major hormone “families” including:

  • Cortisol
  • Estrogens
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA

CHI provides a view into WHAT your body is producing, WHERE the hormones are going, and HOW the body is processing those hormones. Using this information, and comparing it to what the normal levels should be for a healthy person, your doctor can tell you if you have an imbalance and work with you to devise treatment options.

 

What Your Body Is Producing

  • The adrenal glands and the ovaries or testes produce cortisol, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, which are transformed into related hormone metabolites. CHI gives a comprehensive picture of the hormones your body is producing, so your healthcare provider can better understand your hormone issues.

 

Where the Hormones Are Going 

  • CHI helps to show where the hormones your adrenals, ovaries or testes go after they are secreted. Hormones work closely together and imbalances in one hormone group can affect the others. CHI provides health professionals with a hormone heat map that shows how your hormone results relate to one another.

 

How Your Body Processes Those Hormones

  • There are many things that your body may be doing with your hormones. Here are some examples of the insights that CHI can provide:
    • How much of the stress hormone cortisol you are making and how much of it is free for the body to use. Your body can make plenty of cortisol but leave you with too little of it to feel your best;
    • How your body breaks down estrogens, and whether you are creating too many of the estrogen metabolites associated with increased risk for estrogen-sensitive cancers;
    • How your body breaks down testosterone, and whether you have too much or too little of major testosterone metabolites; and
    • Whether your progesterone metabolites are contributing to mood symptoms.

 

CHI also provides information on:

  • Oxidative stress, which is strongly linked to a wide range of chronic diseases; and
  • Melatonin, which helps regulate your sleeping and waking.

You should speak to your healthcare provider about the Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ test if you are experiencing sustained symptoms commonly associated with a hormone imbalance including:

Women

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, irritability or depression)
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Memory lapses
  • Fatigue
  • Acne/oily skin
  • Weight gain
  • Fertility problems
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Reduced sex drive

 

Men

  • Mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, irritability or depression)
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Loss of sense of humour
  • Aggressiveness
  • Poor exercise tolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Excess belly fat

Your healthcare provider may recommend the Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ test if they suspect you are experiencing a hormone imbalance to help determine the root cause of your symptoms.

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) test is moving laboratories!  Due to the move, the test is currently not available for ordering, but is expected to be up and running in the new BC lab early in 2021.

A comprehensive report will be provided directly to your healthcare provider approximately 7-10 business days after your sample has been received by our laboratory. Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ results are summarized in a visual report and includes custom interpretive comments that will help your healthcare provider determine appropriate next steps.

Depending on the results, your healthcare provider may recommend changes in diet, nutritional supplements or other strategies to improve overall health. Other laboratory tests may also be recommended to identify other causes for your symptoms.

Hormones act as messengers in the body, travelling through the bloodstream to target tissues. Hormones affect many aspects of health such as mood, sleep, appetite, growth and development, sexual function and reproduction. Therefore, it is important for hormone levels to be in proper balance.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) is a test that measures the hormone levels in your urine, providing an in-depth look at your overall hormone production and metabolism in major hormone “families” including:

  • Cortisol
  • Estrogens
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA

CHI provides a view into WHAT your body is producing, WHERE the hormones are going, and HOW the body is processing those hormones. Using this information, and comparing it to what the normal levels should be for a healthy person, your doctor can tell you if you have an imbalance and work with you to devise treatment options.

 

What Your Body Is Producing

  • The adrenal glands and the ovaries or testes produce cortisol, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, which are transformed into related hormone metabolites. CHI gives a comprehensive picture of the hormones your body is producing, so your healthcare provider can better understand your hormone issues.

 

Where the Hormones Are Going 

  • CHI helps to show where the hormones your adrenals, ovaries or testes go after they are secreted. Hormones work closely together and imbalances in one hormone group can affect the others. CHI provides health professionals with a hormone heat map that shows how your hormone results relate to one another.

 

How Your Body Processes Those Hormones

  • There are many things that your body may be doing with your hormones. Here are some examples of the insights that CHI can provide:
    • How much of the stress hormone cortisol you are making and how much of it is free for the body to use. Your body can make plenty of cortisol but leave you with too little of it to feel your best;
    • How your body breaks down estrogens, and whether you are creating too many of the estrogen metabolites associated with increased risk for estrogen-sensitive cancers;
    • How your body breaks down testosterone, and whether you have too much or too little of major testosterone metabolites; and
    • Whether your progesterone metabolites are contributing to mood symptoms.

 

CHI also provides information on:

  • Oxidative stress, which is strongly linked to a wide range of chronic diseases; and
  • Melatonin, which helps regulate your sleeping and waking.

You should speak to your healthcare provider about the Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ test if you are experiencing sustained symptoms commonly associated with a hormone imbalance including:

Women

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, irritability or depression)
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Memory lapses
  • Fatigue
  • Acne/oily skin
  • Weight gain
  • Fertility problems
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Reduced sex drive

 

Men

  • Mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, irritability or depression)
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Loss of sense of humour
  • Aggressiveness
  • Poor exercise tolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Excess belly fat

Your healthcare provider may recommend the Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ test if they suspect you are experiencing a hormone imbalance to help determine the root cause of your symptoms.

The Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ (CHI) test is moving laboratories!  Due to the move, the test is currently not available for ordering, but is expected to be up and running in the new BC lab early in 2021.

A comprehensive report will be provided directly to your healthcare provider approximately 7-10 business days after your sample has been received by our laboratory. Comprehensive Hormone Insights™ results are summarized in a visual report and includes custom interpretive comments that will help your healthcare provider determine appropriate next steps.

Depending on the results, your healthcare provider may recommend changes in diet, nutritional supplements or other strategies to improve overall health. Other laboratory tests may also be recommended to identify other causes for your symptoms.

Questions? Please check our FAQ section