What if I am taking hormones, supplements, or vitamins?
If you are taking ANY hormones, supplements, and/or vitamins, then please make sure to mention those on the test requisition form.
Vitamins do not have an effect on hormone levels.
Some of the products, which are available over the counter are known to affect hormone test results. Those include progesterone, pregnenolone, hydrocortisone (cortisol), DHEA, and 7-Keto-DHEA(which can cause falsely elevated levels of DHEA and testosterone). Please stop taking 7-Keto-DHEA 3 days before sample collection.
If you are using the topical hormones, you may continue to use those but DO NOT apply them to your face or neck areas for 3 days before sample collection. For applying to other areas, please rub hormones (wrist to wrist) without using fingers for at least 2 days before sample collection.