Test Results & Follow-up
- What should I expect after I send in my test?
- Can I request my test results if my provider gave me the test kit?
- Now that I know what my hormone levels are, where can I go for help?
- Can you recommend any doctors who I can see for treatment?
- I want to begin using bioidentical hormones. What products do you recommend?
- What if my doctor is unsure about prescribing bioidentical hormones?
If your health care provider orders your test, your results are returned to them within 5 to 7 business days from the date we receive your sample. In this case, you can obtain a copy of your test results from your provider. If you order your test directly, your results are returned to you within 5 to 7 business days from the date we receive your sample. The test report includes:
- A graph showing where your hormone levels fall within set ranges. Levels can be either within or out of normal range.
- A second graph detailing the symptoms you listed on your self-evaluation form. Symptoms are grouped according to the indicated category of hormonal imbalance. Symptoms are also correlated with the hormone levels identified through ZRT testing.
- A comment field providing an individualized review of your hormone evaluation.
Since our laboratory is located in Oregon, we follow Oregon reporting rules which require that we release results to patients, upon request, after a 7 day wait. If the request comes in before results are completed, the wait period begins after completion. If the results are completed at the time of the request, the wait period begins at the time of the request. Results can also be obtained through the ordering health care provider and we strongly encourage patients to do so.
Now that I know what my hormone levels are, where can I go for help?
To ensure correct interpretation of your test results, we advise you to discuss them with your health care provider.
We recommend that you have your results evaluated by a knowledgeable health care provider who, depending upon your test results, may take steps to correct and monitor any hormone imbalances detected during testing. To locate a health care practitioner or compounding pharmacist in your area who is familiar with ZRT testing, click Find a Provider.
Because we are a testing and research laboratory, we cannot recommend specific physicians. Please refer to our Find a Provider locator to find a health care practitioner or compounding pharmacist in your area who is familiar with ZRT testing.
As we are a research and testing laboratory, we do not make recommendations for any specific products. There are many different types of creams and gels that are available over the counter but not all are reliable. We suggest researching the list of natural hormone creams approved by Dr. John Lee, MD. It is also beneficial to speak with a compounding pharmacist skilled in the formulation of bioidentical hormone supplements tailored to individual needs. Please refer to our Find a Provider locator to find a compounding pharmacist in your area who is familiar with ZRT testing and can formulate bioidentical hormone supplements for you.
If you are currently on hormone therapy, it is advisable to test your present hormone levels to identify any existing hormone imbalances before making any changes to the dosage.
If your doctor is interested but unsure about prescribing bioidentical hormones, you can put him or her in touch with a compounding pharmacist. These professionals are thoroughly trained in modern compounding methods and skilled in the use of bioidentical hormone therapy. They can provide your physician information about safe dosing guidelines for bioidentical hormone supplementation. Please refer to our Find a Provider locator to find a compounding pharmacist in your area who is familiar with ZRT testing.