Understand how your stress levels may be affecting your daily life with this at-home test kit.
- Adrenal Fatigue Test Measures Your Levels of DHEA-S and Diurnal Cortisol (Morning, Noon, Evening, and Nighttime)
- Requires a Simple Saliva Sample Collection (4 vials)
- Results Available in Just 3-5 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- Includes a Detailed Report of Tested Hormone Levels to Review With Your Doctor
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
Adrenal Stress Saliva Testing
Adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion is a condition in which the adrenal glands are not functioning optimally. It is often due to periods of intense or lengthy physical or emotional stress when over-stimulation of adrenal glands leave them unable to meet your body's needs. People who work in a highly stressful environment or undergo frequent, persistent or severe mental, emotional and physical stress are said to be more vulnerable to adrenal fatigue. Testing for saliva cortisol levels may be helpful in evaluating adrenal function and thus testing for adrenal fatigue.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue May Include:
- Sleep Disturbance
- Sugar Cravings
- Difficulty Getting Up in the Morning
- Increased Abdominal Fat
Specifically, the adrenal hormone imbalance test measures the body's levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is responsible in helping the body respond to daily life stressors. Also, it tests the adrenal hormone DHEA-S at morning, noon and nighttime.
Cortisol is one of the very important hormones produced in the body. If you have excessive amounts of cortisol, you are prone to experience symptoms, such as fatigue, weak immune system, hypertension, weight gain and water retention, reduced libido, temporary infertility, and poor coping with stress. On the other hand, if your body is producing insufficient amounts of cortisol, you're likely to experience mood swings, irritability, weight loss, dehydration, hypo-tension, high level of insulin and low blood glucose, and skin problems.
Monitoring your daily cortisol hormone levels helps in the screening and diagnosis of certain diseases. Cortisol is usually at its highest between 6-8 A.M. and falls during the day, as seen on the right. Increased and decreased cortisol levels during the wrong periods may be an indication of pituitary and adrenal glands problems. In addition, people who do not experience a diurnal variation - the rise and fall of cortisol level during the day - may be suffering from Cushing Syndrome.
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DHEA-S levels can be used to check the adrenal gland function. These are produced by the adrenal glands and are associated with the immune function, just like Cortisol. Lower levels of DHEA adversely affect libido and lead to general malaise. Higher levels of the hormone lead to masculine effects in women as it metabolizes to androgens like testosterone.
Each at home hormone level in saliva test kit includes:
- Symptom Checklist on Test Requisition Form
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
- Pre-paid, Pre-addressed Return Packaging
- Vial(s) for collecting saliva
- Instructions for How to Use Saliva Collection Kit
How does this hormone testing kit work?
You simply collect the saliva sample at home and ship it to a ZRT lab, where it is tested by professional lab technicians who then provide you with your results confidentially.
The test takes away the discomfort of having to take a trip to the hospital or clinic to have your sample specimen collected. Saliva collection can be safely done in the privacy of your home; plus, you get to avoid the stress of blood draw. When you have completed specimen collection, fill-out the requisition form and send them to the accredited laboratory using the pre-paid shipping label. The result is returned to you or the ordering health care provider in 7-10 business days.
Knowing both your cortisol level and diurnal variations will help you take better care of your health. We strongly suggest that you should discuss the test result with your professional health care provider to know whether or not you need additional tests and get started with ample treatment as needed.
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
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"If you have any symptoms of high cortisol, this test is a reliable way to find out if you have elevated cortisol levels. It is easy and the results come back lickety-split!"- Marco