The Adrenal Hormone Profile is a non-invasive saliva test which monitors the leves of stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA-S, over the course of a day.
This is an important test to determine adrenal function in patients presenting with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, stress, hormonal imbalance, and poor immune function.
Altered levels of cortisol and DHEA-S are indicative of acute and/or chronic mental and/or physical stress. Prolonged stress causes increased secretion of cortisol and can eventually lead to adrenal exhaustion and immune suppression.
DHEA-S is the main androgen in both men and women, it's level declining with age. Reduced levels of DHEA-S may result in fatigue, poor immune function, weight gain, increased ageing, memory loss and poor concentration.
The test kit can be ordered from Healthscope Functional Pathology with a request form from our naturopath, Katie Forster. The test kit can be ordered online or by phone and will be delivered the next working day. It contains full instructions and will be picked up by courier on completion. Test results will be processed in the Healthscope laboratory, taking 7 - 10 working days from the date the patient's specimens are received.