Analytes Reported: Cortisol x 4 over a single day + DHEA x 1. Results provided in both Chart and Graph form. The reference range includes upper and lower limits.
Overview: Checking Adrenal health is a very good idea. The adrenal cortex, responsible for producing such hormones as Cortisol, is vital for metabolism and plays a crucial role when responding to stress. Low DHEA indicates Cortisol irregularity and is a vital clue when assessing adrenal function. Measuring your adrenal function will reveal just how much stress you body is under. Saliva is perfectly suited for this purpose.
Why test?: The constant demand for cortisol due to stress will eventually exhaust the adrenal glands and disrupt the production of your progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and DHEA.
Panel Components: The Adrenal Function Extended Profile kit includes four saliva collection vials. Detailed instructions are included with this kit.
Collection Schedule: Samples to be collected at – Sample 1: 6AM-8AM, sample 2: 12 midday, sample 3: 6PM and sample 4: at 10PM.
Fasting requirements: Fasting overnight for the first sample collection only. More detail provided.
Ordering process (Steps)
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
- Complete saliva sample collections at set times, and brief paperwork.
- Mail back to our certified lab (high speed reply-paid parcel included).
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF.
We recommend sharing your results with your doctor or qualified healthcare professional.
No, it is not necessary to stop taking your supplements.
Using hormonal birth control will not interfere with this test as we are not testing the sex hormones.
Yes, however, if you plan on removing the IUD, at least 1 month should pass before using the TestoChecker Kit.
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