Pros & Cons of Urine Hormone Metabolite Testing

Presenter: David Zava, PhD

Dr. David Zava, ZRT's Founder and Chief Scientist, discusses urine steroid metabolite testing in dried urine as it relates to the detection and clinical management of steroid hormone imbalances and breast cancer risk. 

The following issues are covered: 

  • Describe how, why, and in what form steroids enter urine for excretion
  • Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of testing hormone metabolites in urine vs serum, saliva, and finger-stick capillary blood
  • Present several case reports to emphasize the advantages and disadvantages of urine metabolite testing
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