4-Tube Cortisol-Salivary

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4-tube-cortisol
$256.08

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This test for adrenal insufficiency includes 4 measurements of your salivary Cortisol level during one day. Cortisol, also known as the "stress hormone" can be either too high or too low which may be a sign of adrenal distress.

This test for adrenal insufficiency includes 4 measurements of your salivary Cortisol level during one day. Cortisol, also known as the "stress hormone" can be either too high or too low which may be a sign of adrenal distress. This is a take-home kit that you pick up at the closest lab location when you take the emailed lab request form, then follow the collection times shown in the table below, and finally, return the kit to the lab. Your test results will be emailed 5 business days later.

Please read the following frequently asked questions before placing an order: FAQs

salivary-cortisol-4-specimens.jpgIf your order includes additional blood or urine tests, we suggest acquiring the specimen kit from the lab at least two days prior to scheduling an appointment or walking in for your blood draw.

General Preparation:

1.       Wait at least 1 hour after eating to collect the specimen. At least 30 minutes before collecting saliva specimen, rinse mouth to remove residue from food, drinks, candy, etc. so as to avoid sample dilution.

2.       The timing of the first morning collection is critical; it must be collected 30 minutes after awakening.

Timing:

Specimen 1: collect  30 minutes after waking

Specimen 2: collect before lunch (approximately 3-5 hours after 1st specimen)

Specimen 3: collect before dinner (approximately 3-5 hours after 2nd specimen)

Specimen 4: collect  30 minutes before bedtime

 

Example format: Collection times should be adjusted to reflect each person’s typical day.

Wake: 6:30am

Specimen 1: collect at 7:00am

Specimen 2: collect at 11:30am

Specimen 3: collect at 4:00pm

Specimen 4: collect at 9:30pm

Sleep: 10:00pm

 

Consult your physician on the following:

·         If you are prescribed sublingual hormones: It is recommended that you refrain from taking sublingual hormones throughout the entire day of saliva collection. Allow 24-36 hours after the last dose, before collecting your first saliva sample.

·         If you are prescribed topical hormones: It is recommended that you refrain from applying topical hormones throughout the entire day of saliva collection. Allow 12-24 hours before collecting your first saliva sample.

·         Contact your provider on a protocol if you are prescribed cortisol medications for adrenal support