Hormones Reported: Cortisol x 4 over a single day + DHEA x 1. Results provided in both Chart and Graph form.
Overview: The adrenal cortex, responsible for producing Cortisol, is vital for metabolism and plays a crucial role when responding to stressful environments, disappointment and hostility. 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. Checking Adrenal health is a very good idea if you suspect irregularity.
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.
How It Works (Steps)
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
- Complete simple saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
- Mail back to our certified lab’ using XPRS reply-paid satchel. Tracking ability included.
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF email.
We recommend sharing your results with your doctor or qualified healthcare professional.
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.
Generally speaking testing time is up to 10 working days. For more detailed information regarding testing time see here.
More questions answered here.