Metabolism is the process by which our body converts food into energy. Age, gender, genes, exercise, and life-style hugely impact our metabolism. However, stress and thyroid imbalance also play key roles. Metabolic testing at home can help understand these variables.
Using a saliva sample and few drops of blood with finger prick, this home metabolism test will measure three key hormones that are known to cause an imbalance in healthy functioning of the body.
Our Home Metabolism Test is easy, fast, reliable, and requires just a few steps:
Receive Your Metabolism Test Kit and Collect Sample at Home.
Ship Your Metabolic Testing Kit Back for FREE To Our World-Class CLIA Labs (US only).
Receive Secure, Confidential, & Easy-To-Understand Report Within Days For Your Metabolism Test.
A healthy metabolism is key to well being and impacts our energy, weight, and overall health. With age, we may feel our metabolism is slowing down. Therefore, it helps to know whether key hormones responsible for healthy metabolism are within expected range of our age group.
Poor metabolism can result in weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, and mood swings.
The test measures three key hormones responsible for a healthy metabolism:
The saliva sample will measure cortisol and testosterone levels. The blood sample will test for TSH.
Separately, you can also order a comprehensive Thyroid test, a 24 hour Cortisol test and a Testosterone test.
The easiest low-cost way to get tested for a healthy metabolism is from the convenience of your home. Simply order a metabolism test kit, collect a few drops with finger prick on a dry blood spot card along with a small vial of saliva and send them sample to our CLIA-certified labs to find out your key hormone levels in less than a week.
For a detailed reference for each of the hormones tested in a Metabolism test, you can read our blog pages: All About Thyroid, All About Testosterone, All About Cortisol. Learn more about the role of metabolism on diabetes here.
A: Except New York and New Jersey our tests are available in all 48 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the tests to their residents.
A: The kit for our Metabolism test at home contains a vial to collect saliva, a blood card to collect few droplets of blood, a pair of lancets for finger-pricking, instructions on how to collect the samples, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days. After you ship the sample and our lab receives it, you get the results within 5-7 business days.
A: The report with your test results will be easy to understand and will have all the necessary details. It will mark your levels on a healthy range. The report will also specify what are the expected low and high ranges. It will briefly discuss what your numbers mean and what next steps should be taken to maintain healthy levels.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Since insurance plans vary for individuals we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. We suggest talking to your insurance provider if you have any questions.
A: We have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are used by physicians across the US. These labs are regulated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the state health authorities. Many of our tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. And the labs test thousands of sample for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, no. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your samples. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. But we strongly encourage you to discuss the results with your doctor for next steps.
7 reasons to order an at-home Metabolism test kit from RxHomeTest.com:
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