Who should take the test?
All of us are familiar with the feeling of being under constant stress and feeling tense. Unfortunately, our body cannot differentiate between whether we are actually in a life-threatening situation or in a daily situation. In both cases the body produces a lot of stress hormones, especially cortisol and adrenalin.
Cortisol is the most important stress hormone besides adrenaline, which is primarily produced in the adrenal cortex. Between six o’clock and eight o’clock in the morning the levels are normally the highest, as a consequence the body wakes up at this time. During the day the cortisol level decreases, so the body can slowly come to rest in the evenings. Between twelve o’clock and four o’clock at night the levels are normally the lowest – if the levels are too high at this time, it can cause a sleeping disorder.
Besides cortisol, this test measures DHEA. Both hormones are produced in the adrenal glands and play an important role in the different metabolic processes in the body. As DHEA is an antagonist to cortisol, it is important that both hormones are in a healthy ratio to each other.
The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormone:
– Diurnal Cortisol
Our Adrenal Fatigue Test helps you to identify abnormalities in your stress hormones as accurate as possible by measuring your cortisol levels throughout the day. Besides, as cortisol and DHEA are parameters for the adrenal glands, this test is especially useful for people who are suffering from adrenal fatigue.
How does it work?
After ordering, you receive the test kit with everything you need. You take the samples conveniently in the comfort of your own home and send them back and your sample will be analyzed at a CLIA-certified lab. After the analysis, you can download your results conveniently through our secure Verisana portal.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your cortisol and DHEA levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Send us an email at email@example.com.