Stress (adrenal) Saliva Test Gold
Stress can affect everyone at some point. When it becomes more chronic, clients may experience symptoms such as weight gain, depression, and digestive issues. Thyroid hormones are responsible for metabolism, so this test looks both at the adrenals and thyroid function.
- What is being measured?
- Typical Symptoms a client may experience
- Age range this test is suitable for
- Specimen requirements
- Before Taking this Test
- How long for my results?
- Sample report
The Adrenal – Thyroid Profile consists of the Adrenal Stress Profile, which measures the circadian fluctuation of stress hormones cortisol and DHEA, as well as urinary T3 levels from a first morning urine sample. This profile can help to identify those hypothyroid patients with concomitant adrenal dysfunction, allowing for more finely-targeted treatment
- Excessive fatigue
- Cold intolerance
- Low body temperature
- Irregular bowel function
- Low sex drive
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopausal problems
- Unexplained weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Poor immune status
1 x first morning urine sample and
4 x saliva samples collected at timed intervals over the course of 1 day
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine (on day of test).
Do not eat, brush or floss teeth, use mouthwash, or chew gum (1 hour before) you take each sample.
Wash your hands before collection.
See instructions inside test kit for details.
This test is not recommended for those on levothyroxine medication or natural desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour. For these individuals the 24-hour Urine Thyroid test would be a more suitable choice.
18 working days