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Adrenocortex (stress) Test

Adrenocortex TestAdrenal testing

There are two adrenal glands that are each located on top of the kidneys. These glands play an important role in the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system.

Salivary cortisol testing is the most accurate hormone test that evaluates levels of important stress hormones, such as cortisol and DHEA, in the body. It can help to uncover hormone imbalances that may be linked to anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, and many other conditions. The Adrenocortex test examines 4 saliva samples over a 12-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA, and is used as a general screening test as these hormones play such an important role for a healthy life.

Common conditions associated with adrenal hormone imbalances include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
  • Low energy levels
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Salt cravings
  • Mild depression
  • Lack of stamina
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood Pressure
  • Impaired Immune System
  • Insomnia

The markers assessed in the Adrenal Hormone Profiles include:

Basic: DHEAs 6-8am, Cortisol 6-8am, Cortisol 12noon, Cortisol 4pm, Cortisol 8pm

Extensive: DHEAs 6-8am, Cortisol 6-8am, Cortisol 12noon, Cortisol 4pm, Cortisol 8pm, Secretory IgA

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