Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.
Fasting Required: No
Special Instructions: 48 hours prior to collection Do Not have dental work performed. 12 hours prior do not take hormones sublingually or in pill form or consume alcohol. 1 hour prior do not drink any liquids; consume food, caffeine, or nicotine; brush or floss teeth; use mouthwash; or use lipstick or lip balm. Saliva samples visibly contaminated with blood should be discarded and recollected.
Specimen: 5 (optional 6th): Saliva collections at specific times over the course of 24 hours. Use saliva collection tubes included in kit.
Tests Included: Cortisol x 5 (optional 6th collection) DHEA-S x 1
Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY. Must be received within 24 hrs (Optimal) to 48 hrs of collection.<br\>
Results: 10-12 Business days once the lab receives the specimen
Description: The Adrenal Stress Profile monitors the impact chronic stress has on the body. Chronic stress changes hormone balance and immune function and causes inflammation which contributes to acute symptoms as well as chronic diseases. This profile provides insight into how you are handling and responding to stress. Evaluating adrenal hormone balance can provide guidance for prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Prolonged stress responses can progress into dysfunctional hormonal patterns. Chronic stress can disrupt metabolism and ultimately contribute to neurological conditions, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal symptoms, skin issues, and other complications. Signs or symptoms of prolonged stress or chronic metabolic dysfunction are indicators for adrenal testing.
Panel Components: The adrenal stress profile includes six saliva collection vials. While only five collections are required, an optional sixth collection is recommended for deeper insights into your hormone function. There are five to six cortisol collections and one DHEA-S collection.
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.</br\>