Our simple Adrenal Function test can help determine if your body’s stress response is overworked. The adrenal glands regulate your body’s response to stress, and due to certain lifestyle factors – such as poor diet, not enough exercise, lack of sleep and work overload – they can become exhausted.
Stress is part of everyday life – but how your body responds to it has a significant effect on your overall health. Long periods of stress can overwork the adrenal glands, affecting almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of many health problems, including poor energy, disrupted sleep patterns and thyroid dysfunction.
Make an appointment with your healthcare professional to further discuss your individual results, or contact Lab Tests Direct for further information.
- Detailed instructions to guide you
- Saliva collection tubes
- Prepaid envelope to return your samples
- Help along the way if you need it
Impaired concentration and memory
Low blood pressure
Loss of body hair
Decreased sex drive
Body and joint aches
Unexplained weight loss
For optimal health, the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA-S must be in proper balance with each other. Measuring these hormones with our Adrenal Function test can show how well you manage and internalise stress. Cortisol levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day, so 4 samples are required to accurately establish your body’s cortisol rhythm.
This adrenal function test is a non-invasive saliva hormone test which measures:
- Cortisol Daily Total
- Cortisol Morning
- Cortisol Midday
- Cortisol Afternoon
- Cortisol Evening
- Cortisol Daily Total
- DHEA-S/Cortisol Ratio
How it works
1. Once you order online, your test kit are delivered to your address
2. Complete all the steps specified in your kit
3. Return the sample collection with the prepaid shipping
4. Our certified physician will review your results
5. Once verified, you’ll receive your results
Why use Lab Tests Direct
Reviewed by Physicians
Results from your tests and screens are reviewed and approved by our certified physicians. This ensures that tests ordered are accurate and relevant to your health and wellness.
Our chosen lab partner – Nutripath – specialises in functional health and wellbeing pathology testing. This means we meet high standards and compliance to provide you with the most accurate results.
Flexible and customised to your health needs
We use well-established and effective collection methods that are flexible and easy to do at home. Our tests offer you reliability and validity in the comfort of your own home, where you get to decide how to take action on your health needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Those looking for a complete adrenal stress hormone check-up
- Individuals suffering from troubled sleep and unexplained weight loss
Measuring the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA-S with this adrenal fatigue test provides an assessment of how well you manage and internalise stress.
A suitable treatment plan for addressing issues with adrenal function involves working with your healthcare professional to establish dietary and lifestyle changes and appropriate supplementation.
But the first step to treating adrenal function problems is identifying them – hence the importance of measuring your adrenal health.