This is a saliva test that evaluates DHEA-S and four timed cortisol samples. Measuring cortisol at timed intervals reveals the status of our stress response throughout the day. Saliva testing measures the free fraction of the cortisol which is unbound to protein and available to bind to receptors and initiate a response. Measuring DHEA-S allows us to evaluate adrenal reserve and healthy function. Cortisol and DHEA-S need to maintain a healthy ratio to keep our stress response balanced.
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that rises when we are under stress. Its primary job is to mobilize stored glucose to support the energy needed to respond to a stressor. DHEA-S balances the effects of cortisol.
Indications for This Test
-Low Blood Sugar Symptoms
-Low Blood Pressure
-Feeling Burned Out
This test requires the collection of four timed saliva samples. Follow kit instructions on freezing saliva and prepping the kit for shipment back to the lab. Please carefully read all instructions that come with the kit before starting your collections.
√ Lab Test
√ Doctor’s Review of Test Results
√ Doctor’s Recommended Course of Action
NOTE: This test is not available to residents of New York. Any orders or samples originating from new York will automatically be canceled.