Adrenal Function Extended Profile Test Kit detail
Hormones Tested: Cortisol x 4, DHEAs x 1. [includes DHEAs / Cortisol AM ratios]
Sample collection: x 4 saliva samples (6-8am, noon, 4pm & 8pm)
Referral provided: Yes
Summary provided: Yes [includes advice with any irregular* result].
Instructions provided: Yes
Fasting requirements: Fasting overnight for the first sample collection only. Advice on meal times provided.
Warning: Not suitable for people using prednisone/prednisolone therapy.
Results: Test results for the Adrenal Function Extended Profile Test Kit are formatted in both Chart and Graph.
*Summary includes advice provided by the laboratory in cases where the test results fall outside of the laboratory’s ‘normal’ reference range for age/gender.
Used by date: 24 months from purchase.
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 DHEAs often indicates cortisol irregularity and is a vital clue when assessing adrenal function. The results from the Adrenal Function Extended Profile test will reveal just how much stress your body is under.
Cortisol operates on a 24 hour cycle so we collect samples at intervals. We can collect the samples ourselves at home or work, and that’s one of the benefits of using saliva for the purpose.
Why use the Adrenal Function Extended Profile Test Kit?
Sometimes referred to as the ‘mini-stress-test’. The constant demand for cortisol due to stress will eventually exhaust the adrenal glands and disrupt the production of other hormones. The Adrenal Function Extended Profile test is a good idea if you suspect irregularity.
Simple 3 Step Process:
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available on request. Sent via Express Post.
- Perform simple saliva sample collection and complete the included referral form.
- Post your sample and referral form back to the lab’ using the Express Post satchel. Tracking included.
Receive your hormone test results by secure .PDF to your designated email address.
Laboratory – NutriPATH®.
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Generally speaking testing time is up to 10 working days. For more detailed information regarding testing time see here.
With this test, Four 5mil saliva samples are required as both DHEA and cortisol are tested from the first sample. Your collection vial/tube has indicators clearly marked to prevent any confusion.
Using hormonal birth control will not interfere with this test as we are not testing the sex hormones.
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