Diurnal Cortisol Profile-Labrix Kit

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



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Saliva

Lab: Labrix

Results: 3-5 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.

Tests Included: 4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day

Special Instructions: WOMEN AND MEN ON HORMONES (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and DHEA):
• Topical Hormones (cream) DO NOT APPLY ANY TOPICAL HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY OF SALIVA COLLECTION. This will contaminate your sample and compromise your test results. Your last dose prior to saliva collection should be applied within a window of 12 – 24 hours before collecting your first saliva sample.

• Sublingual Hormones or Troches (dissolved under tongue) DO NOT USE ANY SUBLINGUAL HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY OF SALIVA COLLECTION. This will contaminate your sample and compromise your test results. Your last dose prior to saliva collection should be taken within a window of 24 – 36 hours before collecting your first saliva sample, followed by two 8 oz. glasses of water.

• Oral Hormones (pills) Should be used as prescribed on the day of collection.

• Injections, Subcutaneous Pellets and Transdermal Patches it is recommended to collect mid cycle of the dosage interval.

CORTISOL/GLUCOCORTICOID SUPPLEMENTATION: CONSULT WITH YOUR PROVIDER for instruction if you are taking a cortisol supplement for adrenal support (or any other glucocorticoid for medical reasons). Note: certain medications, including hydrocortisone creams and asthma inhalers, contain cortisol. To evaluate your natural cortisol production, it is recommended to stop using cortisol-containing products 5 days prior to sample collection. Consult with your provider prior to stopping cortisol-containing medication(s).

WOMEN WITH MENSTRUAL CYCLES: Collect saliva during one day of the mid-luteal phase (day 19-23 of a 28-day cycle)* counting the first day of your period as day 1. If your cycle is irregular, contact your provider for direction on when to collect your samples POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN OR WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A HYSTERECTOMY: Collect saliva any day of the month. (If using hormones, please read and follow guidelines above)

WOMEN WITH IUD: Does not change usual testing guidelines.

Description:This panel provides a comprehensive view of adrenal function and includes 4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day. Symptoms that would indicate ordering this panel include:

Fatigue
Nervousness
Weakness
Sugar cravings
Insomnia
Dizzy spells
Headaches
Decreased stamina
Irritability
Fibromyalgia
Anxiety/Depression