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Adrenal Fatigue Test – Diurnal cortisol and DHEA check– Verisana Lab
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Adrenal Fatigue Test

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With the Adrenal Fatigue Test (Stress Balance Plus) we use 4 saliva samples taken at timed intervals throughout the day to measure:

1.) Diurnal cortisol (4x)
2.) DHEA (1x)
3.) Cortisol/ DHEA ratio

The hormone cortisol is important for our ability to cope with stress. In this hormone test, the ability of the body to withstand stress can be measured together with DHEA.

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  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
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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. Although we do not offer therapy service ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. 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

Test measures
For the Adrenal Fatigue Test we analyse:
  • DHEA (1x)
  • Cortisol (4x)
DHEA and Cortisol

Cortisol and DHEA are both produced in the adrenal glands. Cortisol is the most important stress hormone besides adrenaline: Stress hormones help the body to react to particular strain. They release energy reserves in order to prepare the body for “escape” or “attack”. During hard, physical work, competitive sports, psychological, physical and mental stress situations, or during a severe illness, the distribution of cortisol is also stimulated.

Cortisol and DHEA play an important role in the different metabolic processes in the body. In immune processes, cortisol helps with its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect, and has an important function in maintaining the health of the body.

DHEA is a precursor of female and male sex hormones. The production of DHEA declines with advancing age from the age of 30 and its deficiency can cause various diseases.

It is responsible for:

  • Burning of body fat
  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Minimizing cancer and heart diseases
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Positively influence memory performance

However: Both too low and too high levels can cause unpleasant symptoms.

It is well known that chronic stress is unhealthy – and stress is, in turn, the most important impulse that causes the increase of the distribution of cortisol. If the cortisol levels are too high, symptoms can include immunodeficiency, depression, physical exhaustion, metabolic disorders, diabetes, obesity and sleeping disorders. Excessively high cortisol levels can indeed cause unpleasant symptoms.

Just the same, excessively low cortisol levels can interfere with general well-being: Cortisol is vital. Apart from the provision of energy reserves, it also plays a role in the cardiovascular health,gastrointestinal health, the immune system and brain functions. As does DHEA. Low DHEA levels are susprected to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease and obesity. High DHEA levels can cause in women a deeper voice and an increased hair growth all over the body.

Symptoms the Adrenal Fatigue Test is suitable for:
  • Fatigue or feeling tired
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Lack of concentration
  • Weight gain
  • Increased appetite
  • Mental fatigue
Sample collection guide

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.


Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The Sample Report

Below you will find the sample report for the Adrenal Fatigue Test.

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  1. Lennart
    June 12, 2019

    Sent my samples on Monday and received the results within a week. Results showed my adrenal glands aren’t working the way they’re supposed to, so I’m seeing a specialist now.

  2. MIK80211
    March 22, 2018

    Instructions are really easy to follow. Results came fairly fast, with a detailed letter. Very happy with this product.

  3. Ricarda
    January 2, 2018

    I had a lot of questions like which test to choose and how to collect the samples (even though the instructions were very detailed, I was a little unsure). The customer service was very kind and took the time to explain everything to me wihout being annoyyed (which I had before with other companies…). Thank you for that.

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Any Questions?

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What is the difference to the Diurnal Cortisol Test?

The Adrenal Fatigue Test also measures DHEA. Both hormones are produced in the adrenal glands and since DHEA is an antagonist to cortisol, both hormones should be in a healthy ratio. Low DHEA levels are suspected of increasing the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease and obesity.

Why is it useful to measure hormone levels throughout the day?

Our hormone production changes throughout the day. The values ​​of the different times of day are particularly important in case of constant exhaustion or sleep disorders. The cortisol level for example drops during the day, so that the body can slowly come to rest in the evening. If this is not the case and the "internal clock" of our adrenal glands is off, this can lead to difficulty falling asleep.

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