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Adrenal Stress Profile, Saliva

Test ID: ADSTRP
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Method

DHEA: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA); C: Luminescence Immunoassay (LIA)

Method Description

Each assay (with clinical samples) is performed with internal/ external controls within the assay ranges of low, medium, and high. Inter and intra assay CVs for controls are <10%.

Report Includes

DHEA; Cortisol x 4

Specimens

Saliva

Clinical Utility

Adrenal insufficiency or fatigue can be diagnosed by saliva and blood tests offered by Ayumetrix that show inadequate levels of adrenal hormones like cortisol and DHEA. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day and night in a circadian rhythm, which peaks at about 8 am in the morning and drops to its lowest at about 4 am. Adrenal glands are important to produce cortisol when there is any stress, and once the stress goes away, the cortisol levels need to return to normal. However, during conditions of chronic stress, the cortisol levels do not return to normal and adrenals have to keep producing cortisol until a stage when they are not able to produce any more cortisol. This leads to many health problems when the adrenals are not able to keep up with increasing demands of chronic stress.

Source: https://www.ayumetrix.com/faq/#1454286365787-6ecd7242-1a09; Accessed 21-Oct-2019.

Test Location

Ayumetrix, OR, USA

Test Version

23-Oct-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Saliva

Sample Volume

5.0 mL

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

Stability

Ambient 30 Days
Refrigerated 30 Days
Frozen 90 Days

Test Version

23-Oct-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

DHEA: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA); C: Luminescence Immunoassay (LIA)

Method Description

Each assay (with clinical samples) is performed with internal/ external controls within the assay ranges of low, medium, and high. Inter and intra assay CVs for controls are <10%.

Turnaround Time

10 Days

Sample Reports

Sample Report Adrenal Stress Profile

Test Location

Ayumetrix, OR, USA

Test Version

23-Oct-2019

Interface / Setup

Sample Reports

Sample Report Adrenal Stress Profile

Test Version

23-Oct-2019