This pathology test determines a cortisol profile through an adrenocortex hormone assessment. This non-invasive saliva test identifies adrenal imbalances by measuring the body’s stress status.
The body’s two adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and play an important role in the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. When certain lifestyle, physical and psychological stresses put too much pressure on these glands they can become depleted and fatigued, often causing a range of negative health conditions.
Adrenal fatigue is a common condition characterised by tiredness, troubled sleeping, unexplained weight loss and low blood pressure.
The Cortisol Profile can be simply described as a stress test and as it works to uncover any of the biochemical imbalances which lead to conditions like anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity and dysglycemia.
This test requires a saliva test, which is the most accurate and non-invasive method for measuring bioactive levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. This test will note cortisol levels through four saliva samples collected at different times throughout a 12 hour period. This can help highlight the causes of unexplained fatigue.
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.
Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.
Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.
Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.
If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.