What can contaminate progesterone saliva test results?

Hi, I'm 60 years old. I've been trying to feel good for 4 years. It all started with adrenal fatigue and because of the A.F. all of a sudden I couldn't tolerate my thyroids meds that I had been on for 5 years. Got the A.F. taken care of eventually but in the process have been under-dosed and over-dosed on estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, testosterone and different thyroid meds. It's been a nightmare.

I am finally closing in on 'normal' on all fronts. BUT just got my saliva test back:
Estrodiol is 1.9 (within normal range)
Progesterone is 372 (range is 30-300)
The thing that worries me is my last 2 saliva tests were 36 (March) and 44 (July)

I haven't changed my dosage. I'm trying to figure out what could be causing my number to rise so high. The doctor says it's nothing to worry about (I've heard that too many times from too many doctors) and that it could be contamination from something they put in anti-aging creams, etc. that I could be using.

I called the testing company and they couldn't tell me much. I read the directions before doing the test and am as sure as I can be that I followed them exactly.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much for your help.

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Oct 29, 2014
What can contaminate progesterone saliva test results?
by: Wray

Hi there I can't comment on the possible contamination, but your ratio now is not very high. It's 196:1 and we've found from Saliva Tests we run that it's best if the ratio is 600:1 and over. Although there are women who can cope with a lower ratio. I would suggest increasing the amount of progesterone you use. Take care Wray

Oct 29, 2014
Just want to followyour progress
by: Letitia

just want to follow this as I am forever contaminating my saliva testing.

Oct 29, 2014
by: Anonymous

Thanks Wray. I'm off to see the doctor this afternoon and will show him what you said. Thanks for taking the time to help. I really do appreciate it.

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