Adrenal Stress Panel-Ayumetrix Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 4 timed saliva samples; upon wakening, Noon, 4 pm, and at bedtime.

Lab: Ayumetrix

Results: 5-7 business days
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.

Special Instructions: Do not drink alcohol on the day you collect your samples. Do not smoke or use tobacco, drink anything, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not consume dairy products, acidic or sugary foods within 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not eat a meal within 60 minutes before collecting #3 and #4 samples.

Description: Saliva testing for DHEA and diurnal cortisol levels at 4 time points during the day is a comprehensive test that can assess full adrenal function. By reviewing test results, your healthcare provider can:
* Identify adrenal imbalances caused by too much or too little hormone
* Match tested hormone levels with your symptoms to help individualize a treatment plan
* Retest to monitor and adjust treatment as needed
* Track progress with follow-up test reports

Tests Included:
4 cortisol