Adrenal Function Profile-Labrix Kit

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


Fasting Required: No.

Specimen: Saliva

Results: 3 - 5 business days.

Tests Included:
4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day as well as DHEA

Special Instructions:
If not on hormone supplements, postmenopausal women and men can collect any time. A premenopausal woman should collect on ONE of the days 19 - 23 of her cycle, which is approximately mid-way between ovulation and menstruation. That’s easy to do if you have regular cycles, but if you don't, it's harder to have a good starting point. Your practitioner will have guidelines to help you set a date for collection.
Most herbal supplements and vitamins can be used without interruption when collecting saliva as long as they don’t contain any hormones in them.
• Wash your face before bedtime the night before collecting saliva, and do not apply lotions or creams that night or next morning (some may contain interfering substances). Use of routine cosmetics is permitted.
• Do not brush or floss your teeth or have dental work done 30 minutes prior to collecting saliva. Slight bleeding from these may alter test results.
• Wash hands and rinse mouth with water to remove food residue. After rinsing mouth, wait at least 10 minutes before collecting saliva to avoid sample dilution.
• The timing of the first morning collection is critical; it must be collected thirty minutes after awakening. Begin timing upon awakening even if you remain in bed.
• Avoid food one hour prior to saliva collection times. Food particles will contaminate the sample.

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

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

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.