EverlyWell provides convenient, at-home health tests with results people can understand. I got the privilege of being able to try out a few of EverlyWell’s test kits. Learn more abou my experience!
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Disclaimer: Thanks to EverlyWell for this opportunity to review The Women’s Fertility Test Kit. This post was sponsored through my partnership with Sweat Pink and FitApproach. As always, all opinions are my own.
Over the past few years, I’ve had my fair share of tests. The end of this month marks the day I made an appointment with a holistic practitioner to try and figure out what was happening with my gut. In December 2012, I took a food allergy/sensitivity blood test, find out my results, completed a liver detox, then started an elimination diet in January 2013. The results of that test changed my life.
That’s why I love EverlyWell. They provide convenient, at-home health tests with results people can understand. The process is simple: order your test of choice on the EverlyWell site, complete the test when it arrives, add speciman(s) to the prepacked shipping envelope, wait about a week, then review your results online. Simple and easy.
EverlyWell offers a variety of test kits ranging from food sensitivity inflammation, stress and sleep, heavy metals and fertility. All labs are certified and hold multiple accredidations. EverlyWell also works with a physician network to ensure that test requisitions are authorized by a board-certified physician in your state! So cool.
Now, read me loud and clear, Mr. Burpee and I are not thinkig of having kids anytime in the near future. We have Oscar. However, I have a history of irregular periods and other hormonal things, so I wanted to understand all my levels a bit more.
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The Women’s Fertility Kit examines the most common medical – non-anatomical – causes of infertility, including issues with sex hormones, thyroid hormones and stress hormones. Sex hormones that are tested, include: estradiol, progesterone, estradiol/progesterone ratio, FSH, LH, DHEA, Testosterone and SHBG. It tests menstral cycle overview, cortisol at 4 different times of the day and the following thyroid hormones: TSH, Free T4/T3 and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody.
The test collection centers around your menstral cycle. On the first day, 6 blood spot circles are collected. On day 19-21, an additional 12 spots are collected, along with filling 4 plastic tubes with saliva, at 4 different times of the day. Overall, it’s super easy, especially if you are tracking your cycle. Once you complete the collections, you send everything back in the pre-paid envelope and wait for your results. I also love EverlyWell because the results come in about a week, so you get your answers sooner, rather than later. I’ve also taken the Vitamin D & Inflammation Test and the Metabolism Test, both of which required only blood spot collection ad my results were ready in about a week!
Now, one funny story/no so fun experience: I have SUCH trouble with blood tests. One time, after 4 attempts at drawing blood on EACH arm, I was sent to the hospital, where the Tech looked at my arm and squashed my veins for 10 minutes before sticking me with the needle. It was not fun! I’ve done blood spot tests before and hadn’t had too much trouble. However, on my second blood spot collection, I got just barely 6 spots out of 1 finger. I tried on two more fingers and barely got 9 spots filled. I ended up having to wait a couple hours before finishing up! I was plenty hydrated, made sure my fingers were warm too. EverlyWell offers tips in the instructions and on the website, in case you run into similar issues! Hah, even with that not to great situation, I had a great experience with EverlyWell. I’d recommend trying out a test kit today!
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So, tell me:
Have you ever tried an at home test kit?
What kit would you try?