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Adrenal Hormone Stress Test

Adrenal Hormone Stress Test

The Adrenal Hormone Stress Test  provides an assessment of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of the hormones cortisol and DHEA. Salivary testing is an easy, non-invasive option to measure unbound, biologically active parent hormone levels. The report offers an easy-to-interpret graphic which plots the results of the natural diurnal rhythm.

Collection Method - Saliva Sample


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The adrenal glands are often referred to as the “stress glands” and allow our bodies to deal with stress. Whether stress comes from the outside world such as an earthquake or inside due to a perceived stress such as anxiety from a job, the adrenal glands help your body adapt to the circumstances. An adrenal stress test assesses your Cortisol and DHEA levels. 

High levels of Cortisol often result in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, fatigue, weight gain, and bone loss. A decrease in DHEA sulfate may be due to adrenal gland disorders that produce lower-than-normal amounts of adrenal hormones, including adrenal insufficiency and Addison’s disease, the pituitary gland not producing normal amounts of its hormones (hypopituitarism), and taking glucocorticoid medicines.

Related symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Sugar cravings
  • Depression
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritability

What's Included

  • Simple, convenient, home test kit shipped to your door
  • Laboratory analysis of your sample and report of findings
  • Clinical review of your results and holistic recommendations
  • **A private health coaching consultation to review your results can be added to your order if desired

Sample Report

How it works

Once you order your test, your test kit will ship directly from the lab and arrive at your home in a few days.

Follow the simple instructions to collect 4 carefully timed saliva samples throughout the day. Saliva samples are a simple, painless way to understand your adrenal health.

Complete the requisition form and pack your completed form and saliva samples back into the enclosed prepaid envelope and return to the lab.

You will be notified via email when your results are available, typically within 7-10 business days.